NAMI Montgomery County PA Updates

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Virtual  Support Groups 

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NAMI Montgomery County PA HelpLine

Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM, 215-361-7784.


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.

 


October 192020, is the last day to register in PA before the November 3, 2020, general election.

Mail-in and absentee ballot applications for the November 3, 2020, general election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Visit vote4mentalhealth.org/voter-resources to get additional information on how people can register)

 


For COVID-19 updates and resources, click here.

In The News: NAMI Montgomery County PA

September 14, 2020

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.

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    The spread of coronavirus is affecting every person in this country, but people affected by mental health conditions face unique challenges during this time.

    Have you had trouble getting or staying on your mental health treatment plan? Have you had challenges getting needed medication, accessing therapy or other supports during this emergency?

    Tell us your story. Help power NAMI’s advocacy by sharing how local, state or federal government has helped you during this time — or tell us about challenges you’ve experienced that have hurt your ability to get mental health care.

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