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NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

Never thought of yourself as an advocate? Want to make a positive change in mental health services?  Grassroots advocacy is simple; you don’t have to know about policies or politics. It’s about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference.

Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy grassroots advocacy training.

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October 10, 2019

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develop the following skills:

Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 Read More

    NAMI LCH Family Connection is a new program designed to provide peer-led education, support, and system navigation guidance to families caring for a mentally ill loved one. Drawing extensively from the evidence-based curriculum of the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course, this new program will delve more deeply into several of the topics covered in class and allow the time and flexibility for discussion, support, and sharing of coping skills and lived experiences to help and guide others.

    WHERE: Riverside Church (Room 125) 8660 Daniels Read More


    Our upcoming Family-to-Family Education Program is January 9 – March 12, 2020.  You must pre-register by December  23, 2019 to attend.


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    Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions” provide important insights into the link between mental illness and mass violence. The National Council’s Medical Director Institute authored the report.

    In light of the tragic shootings last weekend, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions” is both timely and relevant, and I’m confident it will add to the national conversation underway about the link between mental illness and mass violence in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings.

    According Read More

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