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Family Support Group Online

March 30, 2020

During these trying times NAMI Sarasota County, serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties, is working to bring you as much support and education as possible. Our peer Connection group is already online, meeting twice weekly, and we are please to now offer Family Support Group online as well, beginning this week. Please see the attached flyer more »

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Program Cancellations

March 16, 2020

The health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance. At this time we are announcing the following cancellations and/or rescheduling of several of our groups/classes. Additionally, NAMI released a guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers more »

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NAMI Monitoring Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

NAMI is closely monitoring the coronavirus and has provided affiliates across the country with information that can be helpful to our members, volunteers, and individuals and families into our community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( is NAMI’s main source of information, and notes the following in terms of risk assessment: For more »

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Family and Friends Seminar Scheduled

March 3, 2020

NAMI is pleased to offer Family & Friends on March 31, 2020. Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. What You’ll Learn The more »

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NAMI Hiring Family Navigator

March 1, 2020

Providing behavioral healthcare at the earliest possible stage produces the best results with long-term cost savings (reduced incidents of interaction with the criminal justice system, lower risk of suicide, emergency room care, and homelessness.) Family support is a key component to success.  It has been recognized that the most important criterion for a parent peer more »

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Mental Health Special District

February 12, 2020

Sarasota County recently launched an online survey to gather public feedback regarding a proposed mental health care special district. NAMI Sarasota County has joined with other community leaders in supporting efforts to move this initiative forward. We know that one in five Floridians has a mental health condition yet Florida ranks 50th in per-capita mental health more »

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NAMI Annual Meeting

February 4, 2020

  Please join us for our Annual Meeting on March 11th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Please RSVP at 941-376-9361 or email to Please note – the meeting will be held at The Academy at Glengary, 1910 Glengary St., Sarasota, FL 34231    

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2020 An Emerald Evening

January 23, 2020

April 30, 2020 Michael’s on East Wine Cellar 6:00pm Join NAMI Sarasota County for an elegant evening to raise awareness and support youth and family mental health in our community. The event will include a wine pairing and heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Michael’s on East, silent auction, and fabulous entertainment by jazz pianist Buddy more »

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NAMI Receives Grant from Barancik Foundation

January 9, 2020

  Barancik Foundation Awards Grant to NAMI One in five adult Floridians has a mental health condition, yet the State ranks 50th in mental health funding. Regional partnership and investments are needed to identify and close gaps in support systems and backfill lagging funding for treatment programs and services. Locally, National Alliance on Mental Illness more »

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