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NAMI Hillsborough is hosting an Open House, and you’re invited!

We invite you to join us to earn more about NAMI National and your
local Hillsborough County affiliate.

We’ll share our 2020 Strategy and opportunities for you to get involved.

Most importantly, we want to meet you!

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. It offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

NAMI Basics Covers:

  • The impact mental health conditions can have on your entire family
  • Different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies
  • An overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems
  • How to advocate for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
  • How to prepare for and respond to crisis situations (self-harm, suicide attempts, etc.)
  • The importance of taking care of yourself
  • Much, much more

“I completed all six sessions over the Christmas holiday,” states NAMI Hillsborough Vice President, Natasha A. Pierre.  “I was very pleased with the content and delivery.”

“NAMI Basics OnDemand allows parents and primary caregivers to easily access information and resources available to support themselves and their family’s mental health needs.

What's Happening: NAMI Hillsborough

October 25, 2019

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Advocates say Florida not enforcing law that protects against mental health insurance discrimination

The #StopTheStigma hashtag has been helpful in efforts to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Author: Phil Buck Published: 3:54 PM EDT October 23, 2019 Updated: 9:15 AM EDT October 24, 2019

PETERSBURG, Fla. — While the #StopTheStigma hashtag has been used to help break down the stigma surrounding mental illness, that stigma still persists across many segments of society.

For instance, while federal Read More

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