Board of Directors Meetings 2013
Annual planning meeting of officers and committee chairs.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hancock Bank Community Room, 2453 Mahan Dr.
Board of Directors Meetings
First Tuesday of every month unless otherwise posted.
Hancock Bank Community Room, 2453 Mahan Drive, 6:00 p.m.
|No Oct. Meeting
||Thurs., Nov. 7
||Tues., Dec. 10
Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting/Potluck
The annual holiday party provides our members a chance to meet new members, visit old friends and recognize the hard work of our outgoing Board Members and Committee volunteers. The meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish of veggies, salad or dessert to share with others.
December 10,2013 - 6:00 p.m.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Meridian Road
We also elect officers for the coming year. The affiliate always needs volunteers to chair and be members of the Standing Committees. We invite all members to participate in all Board meetings, and hope you will volunteer to work on one or more of the committees. If everyone gives a small portion of their time to help, NAMI Tallahassee can be a more effective voice for mental health in our community.
We have valuable services to offer our community as well as a need to continue to support local, state and national advocacy issues. We are fortunate to have people like you that continue to offer their wisdom, expertise, time, enthusiasm and support. We look forward to seeing you!
NAMI Basics is a 6-week education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. Taught by trained teachers that have raised a child who developed a mental illness before the age of 13. All instruction materials and the class are free to participants. All instruction materials and the class are free to participants. Connect to this video link regarding the course.
All classes will be held at the Florida Council for Community Mental Health (Carriage House),316 East Park Avenue. To register, or for more information, email NAMIBasics.Tally@gmail.com. Register early as the class is capped at 20 attendees (each). The class dates are as follows:
- Tuesday evenings, January 21-February 25, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
- Sunday afternoons, February 2-March 9, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
NAMI on Campus at FSU Fundraiser
November 14, 2013, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tijuana Flats, 2020 W. Pensacola Street,850.574.4689
These hard-working student advocates will receive a portion of the profits for the evening when a customer mentions the NAMI on FSU Campus Fundraiser. Please come out with a friend.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Always the 1st week in October, established by the US Congress in 1990.
Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m., All Saints Cinema, 918 1/2 Railroad Avenue. Admission is free. For additional information email Cindy Foster.
To celebrate, join us for a viewing of the movie, Canvas, a 2006 drama written and directed by Joseph Greco. The film is about a Florida family and how it deals with the mother's diagnosis of schizophrenia. Canvas has won several awards including the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival's Best Dramatic Performance and Audience Award; the Sedona International Film Festival's Best Feature Film and Outstanding Acting; and audience awards the Nantucket Film Festival and Sarasota Film Festival.
Saturday Social - October 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Faith Presbyterian Church, 2200 North Meridian Road (corner of Meridian and John Knox Rd.)
Join us to mark the final day of National Mental Illness Awareness week. We will include time for personal stories and discussion of the effects of mental illnesses on our lives. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Please click on the above link to find a flyer with all the information. Please post and distribute wherever you can. Our socials are designed for individuals living with a mental illness, their families and friends. NAMI Tallahassee is pleased to sponsor this event.
CIT Training (Crisis Intervention Training) - September, 9 - 13, 2013
Recent Graduation Class
|A 40-hour training program for law enforcement officers in the Big Bend area. CIT is sponsored by the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Office of Court Administration and NAMI-Tallahassee.
Thank you to Magellan Health Care for their assistance in underwriting the cost of this program and the Florida Sheriff’s Association and Appalachee Center for providing classroom space.
Family-to-Family 12-week Education Program
The class beginning September 9 is full.
Link to "Local Programs" navigation tab to register for future classes.
Thank you to TallyTIES for sponsoring the Celebrity Auction and Gala, held on August 22, 2013, at the Woman's Club in Los Robles. TallyTIES threw this fundraiser just for NAMI Tallahassee. We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who assisted in the success of this event: Cumulus Radio, Klassic Katering, The Loretta and Leigh Norgen Foundation, Apalachee Center, Magellan, All-Star Enterprises, the Law Firm of Freidman and Abrahamsen, Kool Beanz Café and The Shoe Box.
The Leadership of TallyTies formally chose NAMI Tallahassee as its 2013 partner. TallyTIES is a not-for-profit organization comprised of professionals from various industries with a passion for giving back to the Tallahassee community. The year long partnership is spent interacting with the service partners and volunteering time. Rather than just stroking a check, members learn about the organization from its leaders and meet the people the organization benefits face to face.
Saturday Social (PDF File)