From nami.org 5/29/2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
NAMI.org has the latest information from the CDC, as well as some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy. Likewise, based on common questions and concerns we’ve been hearing from you, the NAMI HelpLine has prepared an in-depth guide with tips and resources for people who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and other hardships due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Please take a look and share it with anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition during this time.more » Read More
On Thursday, February 6, NAMI Orange County Board members Barb and Tom Maier attended a powerful gathering of mental health advocates brought together and hosted by The Kennedy Forum* in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
To “attend” the event yourself via YouTube CLICK HERE
Presenters focused on the broken mental healthcare system, with much of the discussion highlighting the woefully inadequate enforcement of existing mental health care parity laws.more » Read More
On Tuesday, 9/24, NAMI OC’s free public education meeting was held at the Crisis Services Unit of the Chapel Hill Police Dept. The Crisis Unit is a 24-hour co-response team that provides onsite emergency response with officers to persons in crisis situations. The Crisis Unit was established in 1973 as one of the earliest examples of law enforcement and human services professionals working together. Megan Johnson, Crisis Unit Supervisor, and Crisis Unit Staff, shared the considerable successes and challenges facing the unit and plans for its future.more » Read More