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 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.
Speakers included:Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) Read More
Thank you to all who attended and guest speaker, Dr. Alice Alston Noell.
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 Read More
A great time was had by all! Let’s make next year even better: Plan to join the 2020 NAMI Orange “Stigma Busters” walk team!