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from NAMI.org
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now Get inspired and learn about programs NAMI Affiliates across the country are holding to raise awareness for minority mental health.
Promise and Patience in Understanding the Brain
How My Hindu Faith and Family Helped My Recovery
Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Rise for Children with Autism
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NAMI Winona
NAMI Winona is a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Winona offers education, support and advocacy to people living with mental illnesses and their families in Winona.

Mental illness, an often isolating illness, affects one in four people.  It affects persons of any age, race religion or socioeconomic status.  It affects the entire family.  Mental illnesses are biological brain disorders and can disrupt a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.  Mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions.  Thanks to research and medical advances in medications and treatment, recovery is possible. Many people feel isolated by mental illness due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding it.  If your life has been touched by mental illness, you are not alone.

For more more information about NAMI Winona contact Helen at (507) 494-0905.

Mental Health Day on the Hill 2014 - Thursday, March 6
Please join us and make your voice heard at the annual rally at the State Capital in support of people living with mental Illnesses and their families.  We will rally at the State Capital Rotunda and visit with our legislators. Our advocacy influenced historical legislation positively impacting the children's mental health system.  We were able to save a number of important programs and mental health services.  It is vital that we continue to educate legislators about the importance of funding mental health services for children and adults

A FREE BUS RIDE is available from Central Elementary School leaving at 7:00 AM SHARP.  Call Mike at (507) 454-1046 or Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905 to reserve a seat.

Mental Health Resources
For more information about mental illnesses as well as resources in the community, check out these websites:

Project COMPASS -- Disability & Mental Illness Resources
Community Mental Health Resources in Minnesota
NAMI Minnesota 


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