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Tis the Season

December 27, 2018

Welcome to the holiday season. Typically, a time for families and friends to connect and share in the joy of the season. That said it can also be a time of isolation for many, for stress overload, and a general sense that it is not “joyous.” Recent social media posts on suicidal ideation from celebrities more »

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NAMI Basics Class Announced

November 23, 2018

NAMI Sarasota County will offer the NAMI Basics education program, a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, beginning February, 2019. The class will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at The Academy at Glengary in Sarasota. NAMI Basics helps parents and more »

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Break the Silence on Mental Illness

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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NAMI Sarasota Featured on Suncoast View

October 10, 2018

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! http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/learn-more-about-mental-health-awareness-in-teens-with-nami/article_ae5939ec-ccb1-11e8-a0ed-0fbbc98f106f.html

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 7, 2018

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 more »

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Montei Foundation donation

September 13, 2018

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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Family Support Group (FSG) Training

June 30, 2018

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 more »

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Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant

June 19, 2018

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 more »

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