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The Karen Effect It was the sense of belonging, of being cared for in this most basic way, that Karen and her family needed most.
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Welcome to NAMI Pinellas County, Florida DonateNow

Serving Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs and the beaches.

Visit this website often for program updates and Special Events information.

The mailing address for NAMI Pinellas County is:

P.O. Box 12773, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2773

 MEETINGS AND EVENTS 

NAMI programs are free and open to the general public.

Click here to see upcoming Special Events

WEDNESDAY, October 1st, "Discovery Tour"10:00-11:00am

Please call 727-541-0360 to schedule a one-hour tour of VINCENT HOUSE, 4801 78th Avenue North in Pinellas Park. William McKeever, Executive Director asks us to ”IMAGINE a place where people are not defined by their mental illness, but rather by their indomitable spirit and resiliency. This is Vincent House!"

Annual Fall Picnic

IRIS Awards to be presented at noon

Saturday, October 11th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Lake Seminole Park

10015 Park Blvd, Seminole FL 33777

EDUCATION MEETINGS

2nd Thursday each month
Location: Suncoast
Hospice
Mary Labyak Community Center
Building 100
5771 Roosevelt Blvd,
Clearwater

 

THURSDAY, October 23, NAMI Education Meeting begins 7:00pm, Suncoast Hospice, Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater.

De-escalating Crisis Situations

A Question & Answer session will follow. Refreshments will be served

NOTE: This is a change in date, time and place. The meeting will be held at:

    SPC - Drew Campus - On Old Coachman Rd just north of Drew Street in Clearwater

    Bldg ES - Room 104

 

Tarpon Family Support Group Meeting

First Thursday of the Month
at 4:00 p.m.
Suncoast Center (Next to Comps N Kids)
545 East Harrison Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

THURSDAY, October 2nd begins 4:00pm, Suncoast Center, 545 East Harrison Street, Tarpon Springs.

This free monthly meeting is for caregivers of individuals living with a mental illness. Family members and friends can talk openly about their challenges and help one another through their own experience and learned wisdom. Trained NAMI family member facilitators encourage all to participate. Join us for refreshments/tal

Clearwater Family Support Group Meeting

Third Thursday of the Month
at 7:00 p.m.
Suncoast Hospice
Mary Labyak Community Center
Building 100
Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater

THURSDAY, October 16th begins 7:00pm

Share your concerns at this monthly meeting. We can offer you hope

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

Every Monday at 6:30 pm
Suncoast Hospice
Roosevelt Blvd.
The Garden House
Clearwater

Adults  (18yrs+) may attend this free support group, regardless of their diagnosis.

CONNECTION support groups are led by trained facilitators living successfully in recovery.

Here's your chance to meet other individuals who can listen, understand, respect your views & offer hope

Peer-to-Peer Education

Free 10-session course taught by individuals with mental illness trained as NAMI mentors.

There is no charge for this course; however, participants must pre-register.
Call 727-826-0807 for more information.

Family-to-Family
Education Program

12-session course taught by
trained NAMI family members.
Next classes will be in the Fall 2014.

It is not too late to register

Registration required.
Call Stacy at
727-826-0807


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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
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Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater renews their commitment as Community Partner with a $10,000 commitment to support NAMI’s 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

Suncoast Center

Boley Centers

Benedict Haven

PEMHS

Directions for Living

Gulfcoast Jewish Family and Community Services

CONSUMER HELPLINE

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.

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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


Related Files

Windmoor Announcement (PDF File)
Guardian Trust Article (PDF File)
Guardian Trust Article 2 (PDF File)
Windmoore Article (PDF File)

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