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NAMI Family Support Group: Now Online!

April 13, 2020

The NAMI Family Support Group that has met for years at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids has moved online. Web-based sessions will take place through Zoom pending resumption of regular in-person meetings. To attend online, please email the meeting organizer, Kurt Rogahn, by more »

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From the desk of the NAMI-LC Executive Director

March 18, 2020

“Hello NAMI-LC supporters, In light of COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC, we have closed our NAMI-LC office, cancelled our support groups, and postponed our Family to Family classes until further notice. For updates, follow our Facebook page at NAMI-Linn County or on our Instagram at nami_linn_county. We are checking our NAMI-LC e-mail and phone line. more »

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FCC approves new “988” phone number for suicide support

January 19, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission recently approved the designation of 988 as the phone number people can call when experiencing suicidal thoughts. Calls made to 988 will be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

July 31, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

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