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NAMI Manatee County
Mental Health Support Group
  • SUPPORT
  • EDUCATION

flcrFLORIDA CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER

Dr. Andrew Cutler is currently enrolling
participants in several clinical studies, including those involving depression, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, and schizophrenia.
Evaluation and medications are free of charge.
Call Kevin Li at: (941) 747-7900 for more information.
http://www.flcrc.com



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We are proud to announce,
that the FAMILY-to-FAMILY Course
will be Starting January 13th 2016.

Are you parents, partners, family, or friends of someone suffering with Mental Illness?
If so this FREE course in Bradenton from NAMI Trained instructors Dick and Holly Grafton, that has helped over 300,000 people understand and cope with their loved ones mental illness - is for you.

MORE INFO >>

Spaces are limited, so for more info and to sign up call
941 807 1454

SEE THE LAST CLASS MEMBERS + DONNA WRIGHT’S PIECE IN THE BRADENTON HERALD
Visit our Family-to-Family Page >>


 

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  • Sarasota Herald Tribune-Forum aims to find alternatives to jail for the mentally ill
  • Mega Star, Mega Mental Health Advocate DEMI LOVATO at the Capital and on TV
  • DIVERSION PROGRAMS GET A BOOST ON CAPITAL HILL
  • RESEARCH: Fish Oil May Delay Onset of Schizophrenia
  • AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REDUCE INCARCERATION
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    ARE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND OF SOMEONE
    SUFFERING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS?

    ARE YOU CONSEQUENTLY STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH
    THE ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS?

    ARE YOU STRESSED, CONFUSED, ANXIOUS,
    POSSIBLY EVEN FEARFUL?

    IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU -
    NAMI MANATEE COUNTY - IS HERE FOR YOU.

    Often the last people to know they are suffering from
    Mental Illness are the sufferers.
    We believe there is hope for individuals and families
    devastated by the perplexities of mental illness and
    we are here to help you cope.

    Founded in 1979, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with serious mental illnesses.  Thousands of volunteers participate in local and state affiliates to provide education and support, combat stigma,support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families.
    PRESCRIPTION PROGRAMS.open
    Federal/State Gov, and Private Prescription Drug Programs are available for Low Income Households (up to $32,490p.a.). Click on 'RESOURCES' above and select 'PATIENT ASSIST.PROGS. for details.
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    JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAMS open
    In addition to easing jail populations, and reducing costs, Jail Diversion Programs are a better way to deal with persons with mental illness. According to NAMI, up to 40 percent of adults with mental illness will come into contact with law enforcement, and are often jailed for nonviolent, victimless crimes. Nationally, 16 percent of the jail population is incarcerated for offenses related to mental illness, mental retardation, or substance abuse. Of these, 60 percent to 75 percent were jailed for nonviolent offenses.
    MEMBERSHIP open
    Don't Just Sit There - Join Us!
    We would like to grow our membership (active or passive). It costs little but helps a lot so if you would like to en-role or have any question as to whether you have renewed your current membership, please call
    Linda Davis (941-778-2095).

     

     

     

     

    NEWS & EVENTSnews

    MONDAY FEB 22nd 7pm

    Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Chief Clinical Officer at CENTERSTONE will be our second guest speaker for 2016.
    Among other topics, Melissa will be updating us regarding the changes taking place at Centerstone in transition from Manatee Glens.
    More from our Jan/Feb "NEWS"


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    A VALENTINE for care givers!
    FEB 8th SUPPORT GROUP MEETING.
    in addition to our regular program, let’s share some “Caregivers’ Wisdom.” Share with the members what you do or what “tricks” you have to make your loved one or special friend feel more at peace with the world, and what helps you be a better, more energized, caregiver.

    If you can’t make the meeting, please forward your “Wisdom” to Janey at janemuranyi@gmail.com. In return, you will receive a summary of the wise suggestions discussed at the meeting. All this wisdom comes with love - our NAMI Valentine.


    From our Jan/Feb NAMI MANATEE COUNTY "NEWS"

    * LONG STANDING DEDICATED MEMBERS - TOM, EILEEN and Ann Marie,THE ADAMSON FAMILY,
    MOVE ON.
    See tributes from Ann Jerman and Tim Moran>>

    * 2015 Ends with three notable ADVOCACY ACTION reports from our team. >>

    * Ann Jerman Honored at the NAMI Manatee County 2015 Holiday Luncheon. >>

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