NAMI Montgomery County PA Updates

Annual Giving Appeal – now till December 31st

You Can Make a Difference 

At NAMI Montgomery County PA, we strive to create a better tomorrow—a tomorrow where all people impacted by mental illness can experience hope, recovery and wellness in a world free of stigma.

When you make a financial contribution to NAMI Montgomery County PA, you help us make that tomorrow a reality. You help ensure that NO INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY IS ALONE on their mental health journey.

10% of all Donations will go to CHOC (Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center)

To Donate, click HERE


December Virtual  Meeting & Support Groups 

click on the image for specific dates/times 

New Parent & Caregivers of Children & Adolescents Support Group 

Registration for all groups is required, CLICK HERE to register.


Hear from our very own Abby Grasso, Executive Director, as she is interviewed by Montco Radio for Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Click HERE to listen to the full interview.

 

 


For COVID-19 updates and resources, click here.

In The News: NAMI Montgomery County PA

October 30, 2020
We are thankful to NAMI National for their impactful words and important call to action encouraging us to demand reform and create a stronger, more prepared community to support mental health crisis. Our mission driven work to support, educate and advocate for change is vital as we join together to improve our systems. NAMI released the following a statement from Daniel H. Gillison, Jr, CEO: “Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of Walter Wallace, Jr. and all those who have suffered or died because of the lack of measured and humane responses to mental health crises. more » Read More

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
    NAMI is committed to improving the lives of people impacted by mental health conditions through effective treatments,
    equitable public policies, and greater knowledge and understanding in society. Research is essential to advance each of
    these goals.
    When NAMI is approached to be involved in research of any type, at any level, we take it very seriously. NAMI’s Chief
    Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth and National Director of Research and Quality Assurance Dr. Teri Brister thoroughly
    review the research protocols and methodology and the documentation that the study has been approved an Institutional
    Review Board (IRB) to assure the safety of those involved.

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    The 2020 elections are fast approaching. While local races might be different, across the country, one issue is on every ballot: mental health.

    That’s why we need you to join us and pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth this fall.

    Once elected, your policymakers make decisions on policies that directly impact mental health care in your community. Your vote can send a clear message that mental health matters.

     

    Will you pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth?

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    CDC Study Sheds New Light On Mental Health Crisis Linked To Coronavirus Pandemic

    Posted on Aug 13 2020
    CNN
    NAMI mentioned

    The Covid-19 crisis has brought with it a mental health crisis in the U.S., and new CDC data shows just how broad the pandemic’s impact on mental health might be. The survey found that almost 41% of respondents are struggling with mental health issues stemming from the pandemic. When it comes to the new study,

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    As the resolution states, NAMI is strongly committed to the principle that all individuals, including communities of color and people with mental illness, should be treated with respect and dignity and deserve equitable health outcomes and full inclusion.

    We must not simply condemn racism and call it a day. NAMI, in order to fulfill our mission, must be actively anti-racist. To that end, we must continue to fight to eliminate the mental health disparities perpetuated by racism and racial discrimination.

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    “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
    “Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience right now, pain that has been inflicted upon this community repeatedly throughout history. We stand with all the families, friends and communities who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism.

    more » Read More
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