Events and News
Millions of American’s lives are impacted daily by mental health conditions. As a way to show support, NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties participates in and hosts several mental health awareness events.
Participating in a local or national NAMI event is a great way for you to help increase people’s understanding of the complexity of mental illness. Through these events we can expel myths, educate the public and show support for the many people affected by mental health that are working to improve their lives.
Webinar Series: Into the Future, Mental Health Support for Families Planning for the Future, August 12th, September 9th, and October 14th
September 29th: Online Fundraising Event and Costume Contest
Throughout the month of October, you will have the opportunity to enter a picture of your best “BLUE” costume. On October 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm, NAMI will host a Live Online Zoom event emceed by entertainer Jonathan Cortez and featuring local artists and talent all in support of NAMI.
Our evening will wrap up by announcing the Costume Contest winners with a “Best in Blue” winner in each category. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to have fun creating a “Bluetiful” costume along with an enjoyable – and safe – evening of entertainment. The fundraiser provides the opportunity to sponsor a NAMI Sarasota Manatee program. Sponsor a NAMI program today!
Links to Past Events and Event Photos
News & Articles
In Eugene, Oregon, a successful crisis-response program has reduced the footprint of law enforcement—and maybe even the likelihood of police violence.
National Alliance on Mental Illness in Sarasota and Manatee counties offers help for those struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic