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Important Update

Due to the Executive Director taking medical leave, the conference scheduled for October 31 through November 1 has been cancelled.  Those who have registered for the conference will be contacted by the NAMI PA staff regarding refunds.

The Criminal Justice Symposium will be rescheduled for a later date.  Information to follow.

Training programs scheduled for October 28 through October 30 will take place as scheduled.

Training Programs

These Trainings will be held at the Holiday Inn East in Harrisburg as planned.

Those who have registered at the hotel for the conference should contact the hotel regarding cancelling their reservations.

Please call the state office with any questions.




Matching Gift Challenge!!!

This year your donation will have an even greater significance. We are pleased to announce that we are offering an opportunity to have your donations double in size. Through the generous support of a donor we are able to offer a dollar for dollar match.

This is the first time we’ve ever had the opportunity of a generous contribution giving us the money to match your contribution. Please help us double this rare opportunity. This support provides each NAMI member and supporter an opportunity for your gift to double in impact. Our goal for the mid-year campaign is to match a grant of $48,000.


A donation of $15 becomes $30, your $25 becomes $50 and $50 becomes $100.


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June 15, 2014

SHINING A LIGHT ON MEMORY; IT’S ALL ABOUT STRENGTHENED CONNECTIONS BETWEEN NEURONS, NIH-FUNDED STUDY CONFIRMS

Using a flash of light, scientists have inactivated and then reactivated a memory in genetically engineered rats. The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the first cause-and-effect evidence that strengthened connections between neurons are the stuff of memory. 

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Emergencies/disasters are part of every day life. Floods, droughts, earthquakes, snowstorms, the accidental release of radiation and terrorist attacks are just a few examples of problems we may face. Advance planning and coordination of family activities will improve the opportunities for managing and overcoming the challenges of such emergencies. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “it is better to dig your well before you are thirsty.”

Criminal Justice
and the Forensics Interagency Task Force

NAMI believes that education about brain disorders at all levels of judicial and legal systems is crucial to the appropriate disposition of cases involving offenders with brain disorders. Judges, lawyers, police officers, correctional officers, parole and probation officers, law enforcement personnel, court officers, and emergency medical transport and service personnel should be required to complete at least 20 hours of training about these disorders. Consumers and family members should be a part of this educational process.

NAMI believes that state and local mental health authorities must work closely in conjunction with state and local correctional and law enforcement agencies to develop strategies and programs for compassionate intervention by law enforcement, jail diversion, treatment of individuals with brain disorders who are incarcerated, and discharge planning and community reintegration services for individuals with brain disorders released from correctional facilities.