NAMI Pinellas Press Release
Support Groups and Education Programs
NAMI PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA, INC.
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Contact: Donald Turnbaugh (727) 942-8140
WHAT: Support Groups and Education Programs are offered free to any one interested in learning about or dealing with serious mental illnesses.
WHO: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pinellas County
WHEN: April 19, 2007, 7:30 p.m. Family Support Group and the 3rd Thursday of each month. Education Program at 7:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month. Consumer Support Group every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Hospice, Bldg. 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760
WHY: To educate the public about severe mental illnesses; to encourage individuals to seek treatment if they believe they have such a condition or think someone else is in need; to end the discrimination and stigma displayed by the health insurance industry, some businesses, and individuals; and, to convince elected officials to legislate health insurance for treatment of mental illnesses equal to that available for physical illnesses.
GOAL: Support, Education, and Advocacy for persons and issues relating to brain disorders (mental illness).
WEBSITES: NAMI National offers a wealth of information about mental illness: http://www.nami.org or call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). NAMI Pinellas is: www.nami-pinellas.org <http://www.nami-pinellas.org> or call the Help-Line: 727-791-3434.
CAMPUS: The NAMI On Campus programs, in a college/university setting, are student-run, student-led to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness; to increase the awareness and mental health services on campus; and to eliminate the stigma students with mental illness face.