NAMI PA Annual Conference
Understanding, Supporting, and Strengthening the Partnership of Families, Consumers and Government
Criminal Justice Symposium
Systems Issues and Policy Challenges
October 30th - November 2nd
National Suicide Prevention Day
If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the National Suicide Lifeline. They are there to help. You are not alone!
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.
NAMI PA thanks NAMI NYC Metro,
The City of Philadelphia DBHIDS &
The Scattergood Foundation
NAMI New York & NAMI PA.
'I Will Listen' Event!
#IWILLLISTEN A MAJOR SUCCESS!
NAMI PA expresses a special thank you to NAMI NYC Metro for its vision and leadership. The #IWILLLISTEN Day in Philadelphia was an excellent beginning for a program designed to help persons develop an understanding acceptance for families and persons living with mental Illness.
We also want to express our appreciation to the Scattergood Foundation and the City of Philadelphia and the many other organizations who helped to make this event a success.
We expect this program to spread across the Nation helping to raise public awareness and support.
On Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid
Legislation of Interest
Write your Legislation
June 15, 2014
Emergency Preparedness Planning
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.”
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.