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2014 DATES – NAMI TALLAHASSEE
Items in Bold are NAMI-Tallahassee events  

Saturday, January 11, 9:30 -12:00 noon – Full Board Meeting and Planning– FL Council  

Tuesday, January 14, Support Group, 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe, Cobb Library-Pat Brown, RoseAnn Scheck, Ann Waltz (board volunteer)  

Sundays, Jan. 21 through March 9 – Basics Education program, 6 weeks, FL Council on Community Mental Health, Carriage House, Park Avenue-Nancy O’Farrell, Denise Barber, Cindy Foster  

Thursday, Feb. 6, NAMI on Campus at FSUPat Stephens & Cindy Foster. 7:00 p.m.  

Tuesday, Feb. 11, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Pat Stephens (board volunteer)  

Saturday, February 15, “Saturday Social”–St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 North Meridian Road, 11:30 – 2:30 pm - Future Saturday Socials; Spring Peer Conference Planning

Friday, March 7 – Mental Health First Aid Education Program, Apalachee Center, 8 a.m. to 6 pm. Register by March 5, registration information at www.nami-tallahassee.org

Tuesday, March 11 – Full Board Meeting – 6:00 p.m.-St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cobb Library  

Tuesday, March 11 – Support Group, 7:00 p.m. – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cobb Library-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Marsha Slade (board volunteer)  

Tuesday, March 18 - - “NAMI Smarts” Advocacy Training. SpringHill Suites, 1300 Executive Drive, 5:00 pm – Registration is required through NAMI Florida.

Wednesday, March 19 – “Behavioral Health Days” at the Florida Capitol, Partners in Crisis, Florida Council on Community Mental Health and NAMI Florida

Wednesday, March 26 - – Education Committee- Hancock Bank 6:00 p.m.
Scheduling, Training Needs:  All Family-to-Family and Basics teachers; Sharing Hope Co-coordinators, CIT Liaison, Support Group facilitators and Ending the Silence presenters, Help-line

Tuesday, April 1 – Full Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.  – Apalachee Community Health, Building J   

Tuesday, April 8, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Denise Barber (board volunteer)  

April 9-12 – American Association of Suicidology, 57th Conf.

Sunday, April 27 – Social:  “Call Me Crazy,” a Lifetime Original Movie event about the challenges and triumphs of living with mental illness. Sponsored by NAMI-Tallahassee.  All Saints Cinema, 918 Rail Road Ave., at the Amtrack station – 2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16 – Mental Health First Aid Education Program, Apalachee Center, 8 a.m. to 6 pm. Register by May 14, registration information at www.nami-tallahassee.org

Saturday, May 17 - Social: Join the Celebration for Mental Health Month:  Lunch provided at the Drop-in Center at Apalachee Center. Sponsored by NAMI-Tallahassee and Apalachee Center.

May 2-8 – National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week    

May 4-9 - National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week    

Tuesday, May 13, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Nancy O’Farrell (board volunteer)      

May 19-25 – National Schizophrenia Awareness Week    

Tuesday, June 10, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Debbie Vincent (member volunteer)       

June, July & August – Planning for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Suicide Awareness & Prevention

June 12-14 – Florida African Dance Festival – Mental Illness focus, NAMI Tallahassee panel, 1 hour presentation.  

Sunday, July 6, DBSA July 4th Picnic and NAMI Social at Wakulla Springs

Tuesday, July 8, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Pat Brown (member volunteer)  

Monday, July 21-Friday, July 25 - Crisis Intervention Training (CIT for local law-enforcement) - George Creamer (Tallahassee Police Department), Kendra Brown (2nd Judicial Circuit) and Richard Stephens (NAMI-Tallahassee)    

July – National Minority Mental Health Month

Tuesday, August 12, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin  

September 2, 2014, Fall Family-to-Family Education Series begins - Paull and Nita Kirkpatrick

September 3-6, NAMI National Convention, “Advocates for Change,” Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 9 – Full Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Christine Waldman (member volunteer)       

September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 7-13, National Suicide Prevention Week

September National Recovery Month:  sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness.  

Tuesday, October 7 – Full Board, 6:00 p.m.
Hancock Bank Board Room, 2453 Mahan Dr. (corner of Riggins and Mahan Dr.)

October 3-9 – Mental Illness Awareness Week (first week in October).

October 7.-.National Depression Screening Day

October 10 - World Mental Health Day. Focus for 2014:   Living with Schizophrenia.  Watch video “Don’t call me crazy, call me mad.”  
  
Friday, October 24, 2014 - - “NAMI Smarts” Advocacy Training. FSU Wellness Center, 4:30 pm – Registration through NAMI-Tallahassee and NAMI on Campus at FSU.

Saturday, October 25, 2014: The Gathering 2014: Big Bend Mental Health Conference of Peers, Family and Advocates
A cooperative event organized by Big Bend Mental Health Coalition; Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA); NAMI Tallahassee; The Outlet and Tallahassee's Peer Leadership Group.  TCC Capital Complex Downtown

Tuesday, October 14, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Bob & Faye Barnette (board volunteer)  

Tuesday, November 4 – Full Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Hancock Bank Board Room, 2453 Mahan Dr. (corner of Riggins and Mahan Dr.)
Budget Planning for 2015, November 9 deadline for publication of bylaw amendments, board nominees and slate

Tuesday, November 11, Support Group, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 211, N. Monroe, Cobb Library,-RoseAnn Scheck/Nancy Fruin, Dick Stephens (board volunteer)       

November 9-15 – Mental Health Wellness Month

December 9, 2014 – Annual Meeting and Holiday Social - Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, Meridian Road.


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