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October 12, 2018

During Mental Illness Awareness Week, NAMI Sarasota County shared the importance of talking about mental health and mental illness and its Ending the Silence program that goes into middle and high schools on SNN. Check out the story here!

NAMI wants to break the silence on mental illness

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    During Mental Illness Awareness Week & on World Mental Health Day, NAMI Sarasota County board member and Ending the Silence coordinator Heather Dunn joined the hosts of Suncoast View on ABC7 to discuss ETS, mental health and our upcoming Out of the Blue Fundraiser. Check out the video here!

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    Today marks the start of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7–13, a time to come together to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. NAMI and NAMI Sarasota County will feature #CureStigma and #MentalHealthJourneys on social media and our website.

    Mental illness is a medical condition, but it is often surrounded by stigma or stereotypes that prevent people from getting the help they need. One in five adults experiences a mental illness in Read More

    NAMI Sarasota County is grateful to the Montei Foundation of Columbus, Ohio for a recent donation that will be used to support our programs. We are grateful they recognized our contribution in the mental health community. Thank you.

     

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    October 6-7 in Sarasota

    New facilitators for FSG needed. If you would like train as an FSG facilitator and can commit to facilitating Family Support Groups in Sarasota County at least once per month please consider this unique opportunity. NAMI Sarasota County will cover the cost of training for applicants from Sarasota County.

    If you have attended Family Support Groups previously for support you know how important these groups are to family members in our community.

    For information or an application please contact Colleen Thayer, Executive Director, NAMI Read More

    NAMI Sarasota County recently received a Helping Hands Grant from the Allstate Foundation thanks to Allstate volunteer, Katherine Adams-Love. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities. This grant will enable NAMI Sarasota County to continue to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals living with mental illness, their families and Read More

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