We will be offering a Family-to-Family Education Course this Fall starting on Mondays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 25, 2013. The classes will be held at the Colony Cottage Rec. Center in The Villages in the Keeping Room. Non Villagers are welcome. For more info they can contact Delores Orcutt at 352-430-4038 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathleen Murphy at 352-750-3331 or nannyKRM@aol.com.
This is a free course for family and friends of individuals with serious mental illnesses. It is taught by NAMI certified trainers. It consists of 12 consecutive sessions. Scientific evaluations show that course participants gain a greater understanding of mental illness, cope better, worry less, and feel newly empowered to navigate both the health care and political systems to get better treatment and services for the person with the illness. Many family members describe the course as life - changing.
NAMI Lake-Sumter has a new President and Vice President as of June 25, 2013. We thank outgoing President Jim Fitzmaurice for his tireless service and dedication.
The new President is Wayne Baker and Vice President is Kimberlee Esselstrom. Their contact info is below:
Wayne Baker, President
Kimberlee Esselstrom, Vice President
24 HOUR ACCESS CENTER
2020 Tally Rd - Leesburg, FL
866-355-9394 or 352-315-7800
The Access Center provides a centralized, efficient system for referring agencies and consumers to easily access services provided by LifeStream's continuum of care and to match the consumer with the appropriate level of care.
Emergency evaluators are trained to conduct mental health and substance abuse assessments, provide crisis intervention as necessary to address the individual's need and/or provide connecting servises as deemed necessary.
Access Center services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Counselors are available via phone or walk-in.