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August 28, 2019

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.  Registration is open now for our next Family-to-Family session, beginning on Monday, September 9th, occurring once a week for 12 weeks.

The course is designed to help class members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health Read More

    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our member and volunteer coordinator, Linda Grimes. Linda passed away peacefully at home with her family on August 2, 2019. Linda had been an active member of NAMI Sarasota County working on our fundraising committee for the Out of the Blue and An Emerald Evening events. Her son Joe was the person who suggested that we hold our inaugural fundraiser Out of the Blue at Sarasota Architectural Salvage. This Read More

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth is that the vast majority of violence is not perpetrated by people with mental illness. Statements to the contrary only serve to perpetuate stigma Read More

    On June 25, 2019 NAMI Sarasota County lost our Vice President, Doreen Sutherland.

    Doreen had served as a Board member, active volunteer and staunch supporter since March 2017. Doreen jumped right in and at her first Board meeting volunteered to be Vice President. We knew her experience would be of tremendous help to NAMI, as she had extensive experience with non-profit leadership, having founded Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s with her husband, Dr. Dean Sutherland, and through her work with Read More

    Join NAMI Sarasota County for an educational opportunity, Medical Cannabis 101 with Trulieve, a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.

    July 2, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm Center for Arts & Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

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    NAMI Sarasota County has teamed up with Carrie Seidman of the FACEing Mental Illness project and the Academy at Glengary to host a monthly social.

    The social is for individuals, and family members, living with a mental health condition and looking to be more social with others that are experiencing the same life issues in a fun and safe environment. the social will offer a different activity each month, but will also be a place to Read More

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