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Registration Open Now For Family-to-Family, Beginning September 29th | Free 8-week course for family and caregivers of individuals living with mental illnesses

September 9, 2020

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-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 Tuesday, September 29th, occurring once a week for 8 weeks. The course is designed to help class members understand and support their loved one more »

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Self-Care for First Responders

September 2, 2020

Join us on September 10th, 2020 from 4-5:30pm, for our Self-Care for First Responders presentation. This 1 ½ presentation, led by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Charles Kenniff, and including speakers Joyce Carter Psy.D., LMHC, and Sarah Miller, CRPS, will provide all First Responders with tools to help cope with trauma and stress during these more »

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Registration Open Now For Peer-To-Peer, Beginning Online September 9th | Free 8-Week Course For People Living With a Mental Health Condition

August 14, 2020

We are excited to announce that NAMI Sarasota Manatee will be offering Peer-to-Peer classes online via Zoom starting September 9th. This free 8-week class led by peers is a recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions. Registration is now open. Contact us via to register. For more information, visit our website page Peer-to-Peer. more »

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Mental Health Professionals as Appropriate First Responders

August 6, 2020

Recent events that resulted in the deaths of Adrean Stephenson and Howard Owens are tragic. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sarasota and Manatee Counties recognizes that the lack of appropriate and funded mental health crisis services across the U.S. has resulted in law enforcement officers serving as first responders to these types of more »

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Webinar Series: Into the Future, Mental Health Support for Families Planning for the Future Recordings

July 29, 2020

NAMI Sarasota & Manatee recently partnered with Mental Health Community Centers to bring to you a Webinar Series. This Webinar series features 3 different live sessions via Zoom, and is focused on family planning for the future. Topics include, Guardianship (intro/alternative options), Financial Planning (setting up trusts & benefits), and Planning the Future (relationship in more »

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Grant Provides Tech Resources for NAMI

July 15, 2020

Thanks to a generous grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties was recently able to purchase laptops, I-pads, noise canceling headphones and tech accessories that can be used for our education classes and support groups. With a move to online programs due to COVID-19, having technology that is more »

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July Support Groups

July 1, 2020

Our Family Support Groups will continue to meet online during the month of July and we will also offer one Family Support Group in person on July 20th. Please see the attached flyer for details and contact us if you have any questions. Our Connection Support Group for peers will continue to meet online every 1st more »

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NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties Welcomes Three New Board Members

June 24, 2020

     (l to r) Gene McIntyre, Lorrie Renfrow, Anne L. Weintraub, Esq   The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sarasota and Manatee Counties would like to welcome three members to our Board of Directors.   Lorrie Renfrow is a Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty Gold serving Sarasota and Charlotte Counties in southwest Florida. more »

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June 19, 2020

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sarasota & Manatee Counties, is one of more than 600 local affiliates and grassroots mental health organizations in 48 states dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Sarasota-Manatee envisions our community to be one where anyone with mental illness can more »

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