Welcome to NAMI Pinellas County, Florida
Serving Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs and the beaches.
The mailing address for NAMI Pinellas County is:
P.O. Box 12773, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2773
Visit this website often for program updates and Special Events information.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013-----HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NAMI programs are free and open to the general public.
2nd Thursday each month
Location: Suncoast Hospice
5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater
April 10, 2014--7 pm
AUTHOR MARIAN RITCHIE
Author of the book A LONG WAY HOME, Marian will discuss the family experience of coping with the behavioral changes when a loved one has Alzheimers and relates these experiences to families coping with mental illness.
Family Support Group Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month
at 7:00 p.m.
The Gathering Place at the
Mary Labyak Community Center
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
Every Monday at 6:30 pm
Mary Labyak Community Center
Free 10-session course taught by individuals with mental illness trained as NAMI mentors.
Next class will be held in the Spring of 2014.
There is no charge for this course; however, participants must pre-register.
Call 727-826-0807 for more information.
12-session course taught by
trained NAMI family members.
Next community classes started on April 8, 2014. It is not too late to register
Call Stacy at
BECOME A MEMBER OF NAMI TODAY!
Our very special friends with the National Non-Profit for Americans with Disabilities and The Guardian Trust have renewed their pledge as a Community Partner with an additional $10,000 commitment to NAMI Pinellas County, Florida.
Their continuing commitment to helping individuals with mental illness is admirable and demonstrates their allegiance to the NAMI vision. THANK YOU from all of us at NAMI Pinellas!!!!! Click here to read announcement
WINDMOOR HEALTHCARE--NAMI's FIRST COMMUNITY PARTNER
Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater renews their commitment as Community Partner with a $10,000 commitment to support NAMIís education, support and advocacy.
Click here to read announcement.
PROVIDER SUPPORT OF NAMI
NAMI Pinellas thanks the following local providers for their generous financial support:
Central Florida Behavioral Health
Van Gogh's Palette--Vincent House
Directions for Living
Gulfcoast Jewish Family and Community Services
Need a little extra support this month from someone who has been through similar issues that you face? Call the NAMI Pinellas CONSUMER HELP LINE AT 727-600-5838 to speak directly to a local person with a mental illness who is a member of NAMI. NEW CONSUMER PHONE NUMBER: 727-600-5838.
NAMI DVD video coming soon (we hope)
WHAT IS NAMI?
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
Founded in 1979, NAMI is a national organization and has become the nation's voice on mental illness. NAMI includes affiliates in every state and more than 1,100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through support, advocacy, education, and research.
NAMI Pinellas County, Florida, Inc. was established in 1986 and we celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2011. We currently have about 300 members who are individuals with mental illness and others affected by mental illness, such as familiy members and service providers. We are affiliated with NAMI Florida, Inc., an organization that includes more than 30 local affiliates with 2,000 members across the state of Florida, as well as with NAMI National.
Mental illness affects one in four families, striking persons from all walks of life, regardless of age, race income, religion or education. If untreated, biologically based brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder can profoundly disrupt a person's ability to think, feel and relate to others and their environment.
NAMI Members Promote Advocacy for:
- Effective professional treatment
- Programs and legislation which assist persons with mental illness
- Community awareness and removal of the stigma
- Recommendations for services in the mental health system
- Consumer representation on boards and organizations
- Increased funding for research
- Adequate health insurance for persons with Mental Illness
- Affordable housing
- Rehabilitation and social skills
- JUSTICE within the Criminal Justice System
NAMI believes there has to be:
- MORE UNDERSTANDING
- MORE IMPROVEMENT
- MORE VOICES TO SHOUT LOUDER
- WE NEED PEOPLE TO LISTEN!
NAMI IS HERE TO HELP GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS
News Release on new Executive Director (PDF File)
Windmoor Announcement (PDF File)
Guardian Trust Article (PDF File)
Guardian Trust Article 2 (PDF File)
Windmoore Article (PDF File)