NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments on Reinstitutionalizing People with Mental Illness

August 16, 2019

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive more »

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Enrollment is Open for Fall Classes

August 14, 2019

You can’t know what no one has told you. That’s why NAMI offers a variety of free educational programs and presentations for individuals, family members, schools, providers, and the community. 1 in 5 individuals in America live with the reality of having a mental health condition, but 5 in 5 Americans are affected by mental more »

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Bucks family’s struggle with Pa.’s mental health system

Air Date: July 22, 2019 WHYY https://whyy.org/episodes/bucks-familys-struggle-with-pa-s-mental-health-system/ Bucks County resident Kim Stringer has been struggling with mental illness for a decade and has refused treatment. Her parents have turned to involuntary commitment as a last resort, but Pennsylvania law has worked against them. WITF health reporter Brett Sholtis explains why a recent change in state more »

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Report: Anonymous tips from Pennsylvania students overwhelmingly concern mental health issues

August 5, 2019 By Emily Rolen Philly Voice https://www.phillyvoice.com/report-tips-pennsylvania-students-mental-health-issues/ The program is now mandated under a 2018 law which requires every school to have an anonymous reporting system for students who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others. Students and teachers are also being trained on how to recognize signs of individuals who more »

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Register for NAMI Peer-to-Peer beginning Fall 2019

August 7, 2019

– NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy more »

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