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January 17, 2021
Mental Health Day at Capital 2021.PNG Elections are finally completed in Georgia, now it’s time for our legislators to get to work!  

Currently Georgia ranks the worst in the US in access to mental health care including access to insurance, access to treatment, quality and cost of insurance, access to special education, and mental health workforce availability.
Now, more than ever, it is essential that lawmakers HEAR and SEE stories of how mental health affects every corner of their communities.  

 

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    NAMI Frontline Wellness

    Frontline professionals face many challenges in their day-to-day work life. From the pressure of making sure people get the help and care they need to working long shifts — health care and public safety are stressful fields of work.

    When you encounter chronic stress, trauma and the negative effects of shiftwork as a part of your daily work life, an added source of stress like COVID-19 can feel overwhelming. With concerns about passing the virus to family and friends,

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    We are pleased to announce our Call for Proposals is now open for Virtual NAMICon 2021. We are seeking proposals that encourage mental health education and innovation and are informed by theory, research and practice.  Share your expertise and help the mental health community navigate the evolving health care system and forge a path to a better future.

    Visit NAMI’s Call for Proposals page for more details on how you can submit.   

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    Historic Mental Health Leadership Alliance to Present Government Officials with 7-Pillar Roadmap to Stem Crisis in Mental Health and Substance Use Care as Americans Grapple with COVID-19 Pandemic

    Roadmap for Recovery Includes Focus on Early Intervention, Emergency Crisis Response, Leveling of Racial and Economic Inequalities in Health Care, Parity in Payment
    by Health Insurance Plans, Among Other Core Issues

    Washington, D.C. – December 16, 2020 – The chief executives of the nation’s 14 leading mental health advocacy organizations and professional associations today announced the formation of a unified coalition that will engage with the federal government,

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    Register here for Online Support Groups

    The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:

    NAMI Family Support Group
    2nd Monday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
    2nd Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
    4th Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM

    NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group
    4th Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM

    NAMI Family Support Group is a 90-minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions.

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    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, released a guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones.  Now available in Spanish.

    “We recognize that people living with mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19, as do their caregivers and loved ones,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H.

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