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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County, Texas.

 

Welcome to NAMICCO's Home on the Web!

Our NAMI phone is temporarily down so please either

e-mail info@namicco.org or call Mary at 214-641-1765 for assistance.

We are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County, Texas. Collin County's affiliate to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Texas State affiliate (NAMITX).

For more information about NAMICCO and our services, please email:
info@namicco.org or call (214) 908-NAMI (6264).

Please continue reading to the bottom of this home page as there is important information, dates and activities concerning NAMICCO.

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Texas Drug Card

Texas Drug Card is a FREE statewide discount prescription assistance program. Texas residents can download a FREE card and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.texasdrugcard.com.

For more information click Here 

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Click on Support Groups below to see what all is available in our area 

Support Groups

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To visit the home page of The North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians click HERE

To see a list of the members in good standing (good standing means their dues are paid but does not represent and endorsement) click HERE

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Join NAMI Collin County and help in the fight against mental illness

When you join NAMICCO you also get membership in Nami Texas and the NAMI national organizations.

You get eligibility to vote in all NAMI elections.

You get a subscription to “The Advocate”, NAMI’s quarterly magazine, as well as access to optional subscriptions to specialty newsletters and information at national, state, and local levels.

Member discounts on brochures, videos, promotional items, and registration at NAMI’s annual convention and many state and local conferences.

Access to exclusive members-only material on www.nami.org

You get the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the educational programs of NAMI, the phone line and web site that provides support and education for families and consumers, and the advocacy efforts of NAMICCO to improve the funding for services for persons with mental illness.

Membership Dues

Individual $35     *Family $35   ***Consumer/Open Door $3  

**Corporate:  Bronze $100  Silver $500 Gold $750  Platinum $1000

Sustaining $5000    

*Family Membership includes all family members but only has 1 vote. If each family member wants a vote each one must join.

** The Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Corporate memberships are annual and the Sustaining is lifetime.

*** Special Consumer Membership for consumers with limited income.

 

Click HERE to get an application to print

You can also join NAMICO through NAMI natiomal by clicking HERE 

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NAMI Collin County has a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery - people who understand the challenges we face.

NAMI CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORT

1. We will see the individual first, not the illness.
2.  We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
3.  We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.4. We aim for better coping skills
5.  We find strength in sharing experiences.
6.  We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
7.  We won't judge anyone's pain as less than our own.
8.  We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
9.  We embrace humor as healthy.
10. We accept we cannot solve all problems.
11. We expect a better future in a realistic way.
12. We will never give up hope.

 

MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS 

  (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
FROM 6:30PM UNTIL 8:00PM AT
CUSTER ROAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6601 CUSTER ROAD, PLANO TX 75023
CHURCH OFFICE ENTRANCE, SOUTH EAST SIDE
ROOM B6, LOWER LEVEL

In addition we have a Friends and Family Support Group meeting every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the same location, lower level in Room B1.

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PTSD Support Group

NAMI Collin County is pleased to offer a free, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Workshop.

Before attending, please email Nora at ntsai1999@aol.com. Tell her a little bit about yourself, your diagnoses & trauma. For more information about PTSD, visit www.nami.org 


Nora's methods are support & education. The way to deal with trauma is to eventually learn skills and empowerment to purge it from one’s self. The goal is to either let it go or make it go, with step by step trials, as not to overwhelm ones coping skills. At some point, Nora believes that we can get to a place where we can dismantle the traumas into smaller pieces to release it. Her hope is that each individual will eventually get to their rightful place of "Peace from Purge".

 

We look forward to your participation,

Nora Tsai VP NAMICCO

PTSD facilitator & Trainer

Veterans Administration Director of Outside Communications

214-289-1724

ntsai1999@aol.com 

www.namicco.org

214-908-6264 / email info@namicco.org 

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Monthly Meeting Thursday April 10 13, 2014


“Ending the Silence” presented by Karla Wintle and Ace Winn

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves.

CUSTER ROAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6601 CUSTER ROAD, PLANO TX 75023
CHURCH OFFICE ENTRANCE, SOUTH EAST SIDE
ROOM B3, LOWER LEVEL

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NAMI  Collin  County    Board of Directors: bod@namicco.org

                                

President: Sharon DeBlanc 

Vice Pres: Nora Tsai

Treasurer: Dominic Tolotta 

Secretary: Doris Nissley 

At Large: Linda Denke

At Large: Linda Smith 

At Large: A D Paul 

At Large: Leah Thedford 

At Large: Joam Abrams

At Large: Jennifer Sublett

At Large: Larry Schneiderwind

     ALTERNATES

Past President: Sherry Cusumano 

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To visit the NAMITEXAS website go to www.namitexas.org

To visit the NAMI National web site go to www.nami.org


Thank You For Visiting NAMICCO.org!


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