We did it!! We want to thank each and every one of you who walked, volunteered, donated and shared on social media. It’s because of you, our supportive and generous community members, that we grew our walk by 21 teams and over 900 people in just one year! Best of all, you helped us surpass our fundraising goal! #FillTheBridge 2019

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

October 10, 2019

Sometimes First Aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes First Aid is YOU! Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth more »

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2020 Annual Membership Breakfast Meeting

January 8, 2020

JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF FELLOWSHIP! We’re excited to announce our annual membership meeting! Join us Thursday, February 20th, from 9-10:30 am, at the Collaboratory. We will be voting on the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors, reporting on activities over the past year, and recognizing our Friends of NAMI Award recipients. more »

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Things Not To Say To A Parent Of A Child With Mental Illness

December 18, 2019

As a parent who survived my son’s high-school years, while balancing care for his mental illness, I wanted to share some especially damaging comments that I heard from other parents, family members and school staff. Read more…

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9 things all parents should know about teens and suicide

In an ideal world, no parent would ever have to think about watching their kid for warning signs of suicide. But the reality is, we need to be talking openly about suicide and suicidal ideation to reduce stigma and to keep children, adolescents, and young adults safe. Read more…

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How can you help your child after they’ve been diagnosed with mental illness

Within the past few years, you’ve probably heard more people talking about the issue of mental health– and for good reason. According to the National Mental Health Association, mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time. Moreover, an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems are more »

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Suicide prevention hotline to have three-digit number for mental health emergencies: 988

A three-digit suicide prevention hotline number will soon make seeking emergency mental health help more like calling 911, federal regulators announced Thursday. When the months-long process is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency, just as 911 connects people in need to first-responders for other emergencies. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline more »

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