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The NAMI HelpLine Information and Resource Referral Specialist provides a vital service to the NAMI LCH community by responding to inquiries by phone, email, written correspondence, and working on special projects as needed to provide information about mental health conditions and treatment options, NAMI education and support programs, and other mental health and peripheral resources.

Volunteers/interns extend empathy, understanding, respect and emotional support to everyone contacting the NAMI HelpLine. In return, you’ll gain extensive first-hand experience that allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of the people living with and issues surrounding mental illness.

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October 10, 2019

Are you interested in making a meaningful difference in people’s lives? 

Serving in the NAMI LCH office in Fort Myers, FL, volunteers/interns are required to commit to a minimum of one, 4-hour shift per week during regular HelpLine hours (9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 – 5:00 pm; Mon-Fri), for the duration of six months or more following completion of training. Training consists of advanced reading modules (5 hours), plus four, 3-hour Read More

    Mental Health Conditions Seen In Childhood

    By Kristen Fuller, M.D. | Oct. 09, 2019

    Whether you are a parent, teacher, grandparent, aunt or uncle, our children are often our greatest pride and joy. They are our future. We love them, raise them, teach them, laugh with them, play with them and nurse them back to health.

    As protectors, we want to do everything we can to keep our little ones happy and healthy. But unfortunately, genetics, society and 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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