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November 19, 2019

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

December 3, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm Center for Arts & Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail – Sarasota, FL 34236

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    Did you know that federal law requires your insurance company to cover mental illness and substance use the same way it covers all other types of medical care?

    NAMI of Palm Beach, Mental Health America and other Florida advocates are seeking to find out whether insurance companies and Florida Medicaid are providing less coverage for mental health/substance use–or making it harder to get the coverage we need.

    Click HERE to complete an important survey on this topic to Read More

    Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 6-12, 2019, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country, including NAMI Sarasota County, are raising awareness of mental illness and dispelling myths. Congress officially established the first full week of October as MIAW in 1990, and since that time advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large and small, to Read More

    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

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