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Remembering a Friend

January 22, 2021

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sarasota and Manatee Counties recently lost a dear friend and volunteer, Ann Jerman. Ann was a member of NAMI Manatee for more than 30 years – supporting, educating, and advocating for families who had loved ones struggling with mental illness. Ann served NAMI as Vice President and Program more »

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Finding Balance and Support in Tough Times Webinar February 18th

January 20, 2021

Navigating the uncertainties surrounding our health, financial situation, and living conditions continues to be a challenge. Paying attention to your health, both physically and mentally is critical and should be a top priority for 2021. Recognizing that if you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or emotionally drained, help is available. If you find yourself out more »

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NAMI Kicks off Youth Initiative

January 11, 2021

NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties would like to invite youth and young adults, ages 14-29, to attend our first Virtual Youth Open Mic event to be held on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30-8pm.  Our theme will honor Mental Wellness Month as poets, musician, rappers, and artists alike, are encouraged to share a hopeful and inspiring more »

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Join NAMI for Family & Friends Webinar

January 8, 2021

Join NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties for a Family & Friends Webinar on January 27, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and more »

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NAMI Announces Start of Suicide Support Group

January 4, 2021

In collaboration with Centerstone Florida, NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties is pleased to offer a Suicide Support Group, beginning Wednesday January 20, 2021. The group will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm at the NAMI office located at 2911 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. The group is free and confidential more »

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NAMI Receives Generous Donation from Suncoast Credit Union

January 3, 2021

Suncoast Credit Union, Florida’s largest credit union, recently donated $15,000 to NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties and 10 other NAMI affiliates throughout Florida who have seen increased needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 with an increase in fear, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed. Social distancing can make people more »

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NAMI Receives Allstate Helping Hands Grant

December 7, 2020

  Thank you to the Allstate Foundation for awarding NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties a $1000 Helping Hands Grant. The volunteerism and support from local agenda Katherine Adams-Love ( helped us receive the grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Allstate Foundation more »

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