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Join Us for NAMI’s Virtual Annual Meeting

March 1, 2021

Join NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties for our Annual Meeting on March 10, 2021 – from 5:00-6:30pm. The meeting will be held virtually and offer a recap of 2020 and what’s new in 2021. We will also vote on our 2021-22 Slate of Officers. Proposed this year are: Pat Mahoney-Zaehe, President Vice President, Dr. Linda more »

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NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar Series – Help Not Handcuffs

February 24, 2021

Join NAMI on Thurs. Feb 25th at 4 pm ET for our special webinar series “Help Not Handcuffs.” Part 1 will focus on redirecting people living with mental illness from incarceration to recovery with an expert panel discussion. Register here: This Ask the Expert special webinar series promises to be engaging, informative, and thought-provoking.

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Online Family-to-Family class to begin March 5th

NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties will offer a Family-to-Family class beginning March 5th, 2021. The course will run on Friday’s for 8 consecutive weeks from 6:00-8:30pm. Register now below. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-week course for family and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained more »

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February’s Youth Event

February 8, 2021

NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties would like to invite youth and young adults ages 14-29 year old to participate in our next Youth Event, happening Thursday, February 25th from 6:30-8:30pm to be held at Mental Health Community Centers 240B S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237.   Youth programming will take place every month on the more »

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NAMI Selected to Participate in Advancing Mission Thrivability Consulting

February 4, 2021

The Patterson Foundation has selected six regional nonprofit organizations to receive five weeks of 1:1 consulting through their participation in Advancing Mission Thrivability. This opportunity educates nonprofits on strategic approaches to making mission-focused, economically informed decisions for their programs, products, and services. For months, the COVID-19 pandemic has put considerable strain on nonprofits. In addition more »

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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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