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Membership Annual Meeting Report

December 26, 2014

It was exciting to have a great representation of members at the meeting last week. I. A new slate of Board of Directors was unanimously voted in last night. II. Fifteen  new members have joined NAMI Brazos Valley in the last month, six of whom joined at the membership meeting. We now have the largest more »

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Board of Directors Election Results Announced

A new slate of Board of Directors was unanimously voted in last week. They are a combination of persons in recovery from mental illness, family members and supporters of NAMI Brazos Valley represented.  Four Directors are returning members of last year’s Board of Directors. Soon the Board of Director’s will be listed on the website NAMIBV.org more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

October 30, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

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‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary more »

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