Please join us in welcoming Darlene Berry, the new Director of the White County Respite Center in Cleveland, GA, as our speaker, Tuesday, November 7th, at 7 pm. Darlene is originally from Huntsville, AL, and has one adult daughter. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in Sociology and has led several non-profits in Alabama over the years. She will be sharing what services the White County Respite Center in Cleveland Read More
Did you know that even though the NAMI Walk was held on October 7, 2017, you can still donate until December 7, 2017. Click here to donate to the NAMI Hall Walk Team: Walk the Line for the Mind.Read More
Breaking the Stigma, Forum on Mental Health will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:30PM at the University of Georgia in the Miller Learning Center (Rm 171). (The Miller Learning Center is at 48 Baxter St; Athens, GA 30602.)
Our panelists include representatives from the research community, healthcare professionals, family caregivers, and individuals living with a diagnosis. Panelists will share their perspectives on the status and future of medical research, mental health care Read More
Share Your Story – Mental Health Day at the Capitol
NAMI Georgia is seeking personal stories about your experiences with parity discrimination, to be presented to legislators as part of Mental Health Day at the Capitol.
Federal legislation through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health insurance companies to equalize mental health coverage benefits and other illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, etc. This stipulation is known as parity. Before parity, insurance companies could create limitations that Read More
Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data
Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal.
We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.
Mental Health in America 2017Ranking Overview Read More
One in five American adults — a staggering 43.8 million people — experiences mental illness each year, and yet stigma and secrecy continue to surround discussions of mental health, often preventing people from seeking help when they need it. Enter Anxy, a magazine that focuses on mental health through the lenses of design, art, and writing. Currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Anxyaims to promote open discussions about the Read More