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Advocacy Educational Webinar

October 19, 2020

Please join the Florida Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (FMHAC) for our third webinar on the Florida legislative process. Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 4:00-5:00pm. Registration required.

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NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties Leader Receives State CIT Award

September 24, 2020

The 2020 Virtual Speaker Series “All Together Now” sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Florida, kicked off on September 12, 2020 with its first presentation, “A Celebration of NAMI Florida.” During the event, NAMI Florida presented Lt. Charles (Charlie) Kenniff, Board Member of NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties, with the Don and more »

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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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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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