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An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

August 12, 2020

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George more »

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. It took quite some time for me to realize that my constant depressive state, trauma responses, insomnia and other symptoms all fall under the title more »

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NAMIWalk Franklin County – Different Date, Same Cause

August 11, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, NAMI of Franklin County has decided to postpone our annual NAMIWalk originally scheduled for September 26, 2020 at Wolfe Park. Instead, we will join forces with hundreds of NAMIWalks all over the US to walk together virtually on World Mental Health Day, Saturday, October 10 from 10am –  10:30am. more »

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We Need Your Support

July 22, 2020

NAMI Franklin County desperately needs your help. We’ve all been extremely challenged in the last few months, especially families who support a loved one with a mental health condition and those who live with one every single day. We are living in unprecedented times that have created unprecedented needs for mental health support in our community. more »

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Facing a broken mental health system, many U.S. teens fall off a dangerous ‘cliff’ in their care

July 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 By Megan Thielking Stat News https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/17/cliff-teens-mental-health-transition-adulthood/ An 18th birthday can mean many things. It’s a formal step into adulthood. It’s the newfound right to vote, get a tattoo, join the armed forces, be called for jury duty. It’s also what some mental health providers know, anecdotally, as “the cliff,” the cutoff at more »

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