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NAMI Newton Wellesley News & Blog

Our Letter to The Boston Globe

We want to express our heartbreak on hearing of the death of the young Newton man killed by police last week. Acknowledging that we have read only the details reported … Read more

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NAMI’s Statement on Violent Attack on the Nation’s Capitol

From nami.org, Jan 06 2021 Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of … Read more

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Questions after Newton police killed a man with mental illness

These are the questions asked by former NamiNW President Nancy Stanton about the shooting in Newton last night: ”This hits home for all of us. I would like to ask … Read more

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NAMI NW Annual Affiliate Meeting

Our All-Membership Annual Meeting will be on October 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm, followed by a presentation by Lori Mattos, LMHC. She is an ACCS Critical Team Leader, and will … Read more

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NAMI Family to Family course starting in October

FAMILY TO FAMILY: A FREE Virtual Educational Course for Family Members, Partners and Friends of Individuals affected by Mental Illness Our NAMI Family to Family course provides a broad perspective … Read more

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4 Ways To Destigmatize Mental Health At Work

August 31, 2020 By Alice Boyes Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliceboyes/2020/08/31/4-ways-to-destigmatize-mental-health-at-work/#1c4b5f8be49d In any month, about 18% of people in the workforce are experiencing a mental health condition. Depression and anxiety are the most common. Many … Read more

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Bodycam footage shines light on mental illness

September 2, 2020 By Vic Micolucci News 4 JAX https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/02/bodycam-footage-shines-light-on-mental-illness/ JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new policy that allows for a quicker release of body camera footage capturing police shootings in Jacksonville … Read more

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more