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June 25, 2020

 

Mental health for all! Join us for the NAMIWalks Rally in the Brazos Valley from the comfort of your own mobile or PC device, home or office space! 

NAMIWalks Your Way Virtual Rally
Date: July 16th, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Livestream
(Livestream information will be emailed to all registered participants, as details are confirmed)

There is no cost to attend this community event!

So gather your family,

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    Jon Bennett

    NAMI-BV announces new ED Jon Bennett

    NAMI-Brazos Valley has hired Jon Bennett as Executive Director.

    Jon brings a wealth of experience developing and directing non-profit organizations in College Station, Texas. Jon served 23 years in Non-Profit TV& Radio and 18 of those years as Station Manager at KAMU-TV/FM. He has also taught and assisted in teaching journalism classes for many years at Texas A&M University.

    Jon is an active community volunteer, having served for 18 years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 802 and 26 years total as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council,

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    By Sandy Glover
    You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Blog.

    Back in the 1970s, my mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At the time, education on mental illness was lacking. Patients would go into inpatient facilities for months at a time, but once discharged, they were left to fend for themselves. They weren’t referred to outpatient therapists or offered outside classes for coping skills.

    My mother presented with signs of severe depression and psychosis that included auditory and visual hallucinations and delusions.

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    From nami.org 5/29/2020

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:

    “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.

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    NAMI’s “You are Not Alone” campaign features the lived experience of people affected by mental illness to fight stigma, inspire others and educate the broader public. Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone. The campaign builds connection and increases awareness with the digital tools that make connection possible during a climate of physical distancing. Even in times of uncertainty, the NAMI community is always here,

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