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Family-to-Family Classes: January 2019

December 9, 2018

Need help coping with a family member who struggles with mental illness? NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-week educational course for family members of adults living with mental illness. Taught by family members who have had special training, its evidence-based curriculum includes the following: Up-to-date information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, more »

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NAMI-LC picnic!

September 24, 2018

NAMI Linn County was happy to host the annual membership picnic.  The weather held out as we enjoyed the company of friends discussing the year’s accomplishments.  Our Board President, Mike Tiernan, provided remarks and welcomed the group of attendees.  It was a lovely evening and we were  happy to have State Representative Art Stead and 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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‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary more »

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