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February 16 at Applebee’s: Join Us!

February 15, 2021

Join National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Linn County for Together We Care Tuesday on February 16 (all day) at Applebee’s! NAMI Linn County is partnering with Applebee’s to help raise money for individuals living with mental illness. Dine in or carryout, or delivery from select menu items (see below). Stop in at the Edgewood more »

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NAMI Family-to-Family Class Starting Soon!

February 3, 2021

Do you have a family member living with mental illness? NAMI—the National Alliance on Mental Illness—can help. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free eight-week educational course for family members of adults living with mental illness. Its evidence-based curriculum includes the following: • Up-to-date information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, and more »

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Local law enforcement wants to emulate CRPD’s Mental Health Team

December 18, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) – Have you ever seen someone on the street not behaving exactly like you’d expect a normal person to behave? The Cedar Rapids Police Department has a team built for those situations. The Mental Health Team is a partnership between Foundation 2 Crisis Services and the CRPD to help de-escalate and divert more »

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NAMI Linn County Board Member/CR Police Chief Jerman: on the news

December 14, 2020

CRPD: Pandemic plays a role in violent crime increase by Emily Chavez, Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 (find the story here on the CBS-2 website) Cedar Rapids Police Department is seeing an increase in violent crime and shots fired according to new data. Cedar Rapids Police Department is seeing an increase in violent crime and shots more »

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NAMI in the Gazette: Taking care of ourselves, others

December 2, 2020

Published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on 12/2/20 For relationship advice during this trying year, we reached out to Katherine Shea, a psychiatric nurse practitioner with Abbe Center for Community Mental Health who also serves as vice president of National Alliance on Mental Illness-Linn County.  Q. So much of the stress many of us are feeling this year more »

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