NAMI PA Annual Conference
Understanding, Supporting, and Strengthening the Partnership of Families, Consumers and Government
October 30th - November 2nd
Holiday Inn East
Registration | Scholarships
Call for Presenters
Call for Art Show | Call for Silent Auction
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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
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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.