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NAMI Hillsborough Names Executive Director

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.

“I am honored to step into this role at a time when mental health is front of mind for our nation and world,” said Pierre. “It’s important that we get the support, education, advocacy and outreach to those who need it most.”

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, and numerous industry certifications including a Social Security Administration Work Incentives Planner credential from Cornell University. Read more here.


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Join Us for the First Virtual NAMICon 2020

The in-person NAMICon 2020 has been transformed into a virtual event, and no cost registration is now open July 13–14! Register today! 


2020 NAMI Florida Annual Meeting & Conference

The 2020 NAMI Florida Annual Meeting & Conference is now the “All Together Now” Virtual Speaker Series.  It will kick off on September 12 and continue each month through February 2021.  Stay tuned for more details!


July 2020

July 2020 is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Despite advances in health equity, disparities in mental health care persist.  Racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use emergency departments, and more likely to receive lower quality care.

NAMI Hillsborough remains committed to doing our part to #EndStigma and to break down barriers and negative perceptions that contribute to poor mental health outcomes.

NAMI has launched the docuseries, Strength Over Silence: Stories of Courage, Culture and Community which highlights perspectives on mental health from the African American and Latinx communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery.  Learn more here.

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NEW! July 2020 Support Group Schedule

Pasco and Hillsborough July 2020 Calendar

Thank you for connecting with us during the month of June.    We are excited to continue our partnership with NAMI Pasco in July. Be sure to save the new schedule, and we’ll see you soon!


NAMI Basics is Now On Demand!

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family members who provide care for youth (under age 22) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

The self-paced program is FREE and available 24/7.  NAMI Basics 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.

“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.”

Register today! NAMI Basics OnDemand.

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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