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Mental Health Parity Survey

November 8, 2019

Did you know that federal law requires your insurance company to cover mental illness and substance use the same way it covers all other types of medical care? NAMI of Palm Beach, Mental Health America and other Florida advocates are seeking to find out whether insurance companies and Florida Medicaid are providing less coverage for more »

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NAMI hiring Program Coordinator

October 24, 2019

NAMI Sarasota County, serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties, is seeking a skilled Program Coordinator (30 hours/week) in a non-clinical mental health setting. This new position will oversee the recruitment and training of volunteer facilitators and teachers of NAMI programs and is responsible for the day to day operation of NAMI program management, support groups, program leaders, education classes, and facilitators. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal more »

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Join NAMI Sarasota County to Dispel Myths and Reduce Stigma During Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 7, 2019

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 6-12, 2019, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country, including NAMI Sarasota County, are raising awareness of mental illness and dispelling myths. Congress officially established more »

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October 4, 2019

ALERT: Tell Congress to help prevent suicide   Too many lives are cut short by suicide. The national suicide crisis is affecting our friends, our families, and our communities. And tragically, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10-34. A new bill introduced in Congress hopes to help change that. The more »

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Registration Open Now For Family-to-Family, September 9th | Free 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals living with mental illnesses.

August 28, 2019

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-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 Monday, September 9th, occurring once a week for 12 weeks. The course is designed to help class members understand and support their loved one more »

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Saying Farewell to a NAMI Advocate

August 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our member and volunteer coordinator, Linda Grimes. Linda passed away peacefully at home with her family on August 2, 2019. Linda had been an active member of NAMI Sarasota County working on our fundraising committee for the Out of the Blue and An Emerald more »

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Remembering A Friend

June 27, 2019

On June 25, 2019 NAMI Sarasota County lost our Vice President, Doreen Sutherland. Doreen had served as a Board member, active volunteer and staunch supporter since March 2017. Doreen jumped right in and at her first Board meeting volunteered to be Vice President. We knew her experience would be of tremendous help to NAMI, as more »

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Join Us at the June Social

May 30, 2019

NAMI Sarasota County has teamed up with Carrie Seidman of the FACEing Mental Illness project and the Academy at Glengary to host a monthly social.
The social is for individuals, and family members, living with a mental health condition and looking to be more social with others that are experiencing the same life issues in a fun and safe environment. The social will o er a different activity each month, but will also be a place to gather, have a beverage and talk.
Thursday, June 13 6-8 p.m.
Location: Evie’s Mini Golf, 4735 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota

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