NAMI Tallahassee is the local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) serving Leon and surrounding counties. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s leading voice on mental illness. NAMI includes over 1,200 affiliates in every state who join together to meet the NAMI mission through support, advocacy, education, and research for people with mental illness, their families and friends.
The affiliate is supportive of local efforts and seeks to publicize information deemed supportive of our mental health community through this website. Without staff or office space, NAMI-Tallahassee continues to serve our community through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.
Friday, October 24, 2014, 4:30pm-8pm
NAMI Smarts Advocacy Training, The Wellness Center, Room 2500, 960 Learning Way, FSU Campus
Demystifying the lobbying process. NAMI Smarts returns as a popular hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Lobbyists who represent NAMI State organizations or mental health coalitions love this program—they see participants come out confident and able to share their story in a way that moves policymakers.The free 3-hour session will be taught by Dr. Sandra Van Pelt of Orlando and is sponsored by NAMI-Tallahassee and NAMI on Campus at FSU. Online registration is available through this link or call 850.544.4522 for additional information.
Sat., October 25, 2014-9:30am-4pm
"The 2014 Gathering" - Big Bend Mental Health Peer/Family/Advocate Conference
TCC Capitol Center, 300 W. Pensacola St.
THIS EVENT IS FULL. Registrations have exceeded the capacity of the facility.
To view the full program, click on the conference graphic below.
The 2014 Gathering is a free full-day education and dialogue about mental illness for individuals, families and friends. Conference organizers have designed a program which includes topics such as: accessing resources from local providers; self-advocacy; obtaining government benefits; advance directives; affordable housing; and many more. Conference facilitators include mental health and legal professionals, representatives from the FSU College of Medicine, peers and advocates.
P.O. Box 14842
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: 850.841.3386 (voice-mail)