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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth is that the vast majority of violence is not perpetrated by people with mental illness.
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 »
June 18, 2019
Join NAMI Sarasota County for an educational opportunity, Medical Cannabis 101 with Trulieve, a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center. July 2, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm Center for Arts & Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
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.
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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