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November 2020

Make a difference. Advocate.

(from the Latin word, “vocare”—to call, voice or speak)

Grassroots advocacy is about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference.

Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers.

In Part One of this course, you will receive step-by-step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference.

Select from one of two training dates:
Thursday, December 10th, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, December 12th, 3pm -6pm

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Discovering My Superpower

This documentary features NAMI Ambassador A.J. Mendez, author, advocate and former World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) wrestler. Hear her mental health advice to Latinx families and learn why she believes her bipolar disorder is a gift.

View all videos in this docuseries here.


What's Happening: NAMI Hillsborough

July 1, 2020

NAMI Hillsborough, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, announced the appointment of Natasha A. Pierre as Executive Director, effective July 1, 2020. She is the first to hold the position for the affiliate since its inception in 1987.

Pierre is a professional speaker, author, and life and career coach. She served as the vice president of NAMI Hillsborough’s Board of Directors since June 2019, and she brings to the role 20 years of lived experience,

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