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June is National PTSD Awareness Month

Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer term symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms often co-exist with other conditions such …

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NAMI Applauds President Biden’s Focus on Mental Health in the State of the Union Address

Mar 01 2022  Arlington, VA — President Biden tonight will deliver his first State of the Union Address, and based on an announcement today from the White House, addressing our country’s mental health crisis is one of the top priorities expected to be included his speech. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement …

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Meet Our Honorary Chairs For 2022 NAMIWalks

Listen to Marana Mayor Ed Honea and Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos talk about our 2022 NAMIWalks Southern Arizona and why you should help us raise funds for NO COST education, support and resources for ALL affected by mental illness in our community. Click Here for Mayor Honea Click Here for Sheriff Nanos

Communities of Color Face Greater Challenges Finding Effective Therapy, National Survey Finds

Survey on Mood Disorders Shows Hispanic and Asian American Individuals Who Seek Therapy Face Lack of Cultural Competence Among Providers and Language Barriers Oct 05 2021 Arlington, VA — Experiencing a mood disorder presents significantly greater challenges for people of color, especially Hispanic and Asian American people, according to new analysis of national survey data out …

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New Dialing Procedure for Customers in the Arizona 480, 520, and 928 Area Codes!

Beginning October 24, 2021, all consumers with numbers in the 480, 520, and 928 area codes must dial 10-digits (Area Code + Phone Number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed and a recording may inform you that your call cannot be …

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NAMI Southern Arizona Receives Gold GuideStar Seal

The GuideStar Seals of Transparency are given as a rating system for non-profits. Depending on type of information a nonprofit provides determines which Seal it earns. … Bronze—basic information so your organization can be found. Silver—program information and brand details. Gold—financials and people information. Platinum—goals and the difference you’re making. This new Gold level is …

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Pima County Proclaims National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

NAMI Southern Arizona secured a proclamation from the Pima County Board of Supervisors acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Communications & Events Director Shelly Jernigan was also managed to get downtown’s historic Pima County Courthouse to light up in the colors of recognition. Click Here for KOLD interview with NAMI Southern Arizona’s Communications …

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NAMI Is Here To Help for Feelings of Trauma, As Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches

Sep 08 2021  Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “This week, we solemnly remember the thousands we lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and we offer our lasting thanks to the …

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Mental Illness Awareness Week & Candlelight Vigil

In 1990, Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined in the effort to educate the public about mental illness. NAMI Southern Arizona will hold this year’s Candlelight Vigil for Mental …

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise …

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Supporting Back to School Wellness

As part of NAMI’s #NotAlone conversation series, NAMI’s Chief Strategy & Operations Officer Sherman Gillums, Jr., spoke with a teen, their parent and a high school teacher about their expectations, preparations and hopes for the upcoming school year.

NAMICON News

At the conclusion of the two-day NAMICon event, NAMI has issued three releases that we want to bring to your attention. First, NAMI has announced the election results of the national Board of Directors. Dr. Shirley Holloway was elected to serve another term as board president. For complete results, please see our release here: https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2021/NAMI-Elects-New-Board-of-Directors-in-Conjunction-with-NAMICon-2021-Virtual-Event …

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NAMI Statement One Year After the Murder of George Floyd

May 25 2021  Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.: “For many of us, today elicits complicated emotions. “We are encouraged by the tens of thousands across the country who expressed solidarity with the Black community in the wake of George Floyd’s …

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We Surpassed Our Goal!

Thank you to all who sponsored, virtually walked and supported our 15th NAMIWalks Southern Arizona. We surpassed our $150,000 goal to raise funds for NO COST education, advocacy, training and support for ALL affected by mental illness in our community. If you missed it and would like to donate, visit our Walk website which will …

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NAMI’s Statement on Violent Attack on the Nation’s Capitol

NAMI has released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. Jan 06 2021Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol building:  “The images of mobs storming the seat of our nation’s government are …

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Meet Christina Bickelmann: New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona (NAMI SA) is happy to announce that Christina Bickelmann was appointed to the position of Executive Director on April 16. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Bickelmann had served in the role of NAMISA’s Communications and Events Director for nearly seven years.  …

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