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Board of Directors Meetings 2014
2014 Planning Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Florida Council of Community Health, Main House, 316 E. Park Ave.

Board of Directors Meetings
2014 meetings are posted below.

March 11, St. John's Episcopal Church, 6:00 pm April 1, Apalachee Center, Building J, 6:00 pm September 9, Location TBA

NAMI Basics:
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. 

To register, or for more information, email Register early as the class is capped at 20 attendees (each).

  • The inaugural class was held January 2014 and subsequent class dates will be posted with registrants notified.

July Social: Celebrating the July 4th week-end with DBSA
Sunday, July 6th from 2 to 6 pm.  Wakulla Springs State Park

Once again NAMI-Tallahassee will join with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) to celebrate the 4th at Wakulla Springs.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  For additional information and to RSVP call Mary Alice Linzy at 850.942.6426. Link here to download the flyer.

Call Me Crazy Movie Screening
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2 p.m.
All Saints Cinema, 918 Railroad Avenue

Sponsored by NAMI-Tallahassee, this is a nationwide FREE event made available to NAMI affiliates in partnership with "A Lifetime Original Movie Event."

Link here to view a clip of an interview with the cast as they share why they think making movies like Call Me Crazy are important and how they hope it will help people dealing with a mental illness. Cast members include: Jennifer Hudson, Brittany Snow, Jean Smart and Melanie Griffity. For more information on the event, call 850.544.4522.

NAMI Smarts Advocacy Training
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Free, but registration required
DISC Village, 3333 W. Pensacola Street,Ste. 230 Tallahassee, FL
For directions, call 850.671.4445.

Take this opportunity to prepare to participate in the 2014 Behavioral Health Day at the Capitol on the following day, March 19. Smarts is a NAMI Signature training program designed to facilitate conversations with key government contacts and legislators. Part 1 of 3 Modules will be taught by Dr. Sandra Van Pelt of Orlando on March 18th and is sponsored by NAMI Florida.

Module 1 will focus on the following material: Family member stories; peer stories; stories of loss; 7 steps to telling your story; practice sheets; feedback; common salutations; how to contact elected officials.

The course is free, but requires advance registration. Call 850.671.4445 or email to register. Additional information on the Smarts program is linked here. The NAMI Florida website provides a schedule of the March 19 Behavioral Health Days on their website.

CIT Training (Crisis Intervention Training) - Next class July 21-25

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.  Crisis Intervention Teams provide a police based response to persons experiencing a mental health emergency.

Thank you to Magellan Health Care for their assistance in underwriting the cost of this program and Appalachee Center for providing classroom space. 

Family-to-Family 12-week Education Program
The next class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Link to  "Local Programs" navigation tab to register for future classes.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Always the 1st week in October, established by the US Congress in 1990.

Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting/Potluck
December 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location to be announced.

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. 

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!

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