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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!

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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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A case of misplaced priorities

May 21, 2018

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Opinion By Carrie Seidman , Columnist  | Updated May 19, 2018 at 7:56 PM Proposed Department of Corrections cuts would decimate substance abuse programs in the midst of the opioid epidemic Sometimes the shortsightedness of our state government leaves me speechless — and that’s not a condition I’m very familiar with. I learned of a recent mind-bogglingly irrational decision last Friday more »

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Sarasota moving from ‘meanest’ to ‘most humane’ on the homeless front

May 20, 2018

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Opinion By Carrie Seidman, Columnist |  Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 10:52 AM If ever there was an example of Sarasota at its worst, it was the prolonged, divisive and bungled effort to find a solution to reducing the number of homeless individuals in our city. It’s been a dozen years since Sarasota was named “the meanest city in America” by more »

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NAMI Sarasota County Welcomes Executive Director

March 31, 2018

By Barbara Wulf, Patch Poster  Sarasota Patch | Mar 25, 2018 9:45 pm ET Newly hired Executive Director for NAMI Sarasota will help the affiliate grow. NAMI Sarasota County (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest organization for individuals and families affected by mental illness, has hired Colleen Thayer as their first Executive Director. As Executive more »

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