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   Year-End 2010 Letter from NAMI Augusta's President
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   NAMI Georgia Statement on DOJ Talks, July 2010
   National Recognition of Dr. Lynn Tyson
   Thank you to NAMI Augusta's 2009 volunteers
   Peer Mentors and Double Trouble
   Mikey Coffman Wins Scholarship
   National Cemetery Memorial
   A Tribute to Phylis Holliday
   MCG to run clinical services at state hospital in Augusta
   Third Annual NAMI Augusta Run
   New team of experts at GA state hospitals
   Action at Georgia General Assembly
   New Year Notes from the President
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   GA State Hospitals Go Tobacco-Free
   1/29/2010 DOJ Statement and Dr. Shelp's Response
   GA Central State Hospital Partially Closing
   Update: MCG Partners with GA Regional Hospital
   Federal-State Deal on GA Mental Health 10/19/10
   Yancey Scholars Earn Success
   Jails Become Psych Warehouses
   Support Groups: What they are and are not
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A Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research After receiving a $650 million gift The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
Helping Young People Share Their Experiences and Find Support
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now
Promise and Patience in Understanding the Brain
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Dr. Brian Miller Runs for NAMI Augusta

Dr. Brian Miller, Chief Resident of the Medical College of Georgia's Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, completed his third annual Run to benefit NAMI Augusta on November 1, 2009.

This year the run was held in cooperation with The Augusta Half-Marathon Festival, with official approval from the race sponsor, the Augusta Sports Council. Dr. Miller ran a full half-marathon (13.1 miles) in downtown Augusta.

The goals of the NAMI run are to fight the stigma of mental illness, build awareness of community resources for treatment, and to raise funds for NAMI Augusta to continue its mission of support, education, advocacy, and encouragement of research.

Runners and walkers have raised about $2,500 over the last three years with Dr. Miller leading this annual event. The money helps NAMI Augusta pay for phone and internet service (the office space is donated), educational materials that are distributed free of charge to consumers and their families, and scholarships for members in financial hardship to attend conferences and trainings. NAMI Augusta is currently hosting two weekly consumer support groups, a Family-to-Family class, and monthly public educational meetings.

Also this year, NAMI Augusta granted its second full scholarship enabling a local consumer to complete Certified Peer Specialist training!

You may also donate to support the team by sending your check payable to NAMI Augusta and your membership contact information (name, address, phone, and email) to:

NAMI Augusta

P.O. Box 3904

Augusta, GA 30914

We also can handle secure online donations. You can simply click here and use your credit or debit card. Specify NAMI Augusta as your affiliate.

Gifts of any amount are accepted and appreciated.

We're excited that this year's team was sponsored by Long's Drugs, www.longsrx.com.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all whose lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, judges, law enforcement officers, policy makers, and mental health providers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates (including NAMI Augusta), 50 state offices and a national office.

NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars.

More details about the race are available at www.augustahalf.org.

Thanks for your continued support. Let's race!


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