Monthly Archives: June 2014

Free Family-to-Family Course Scheduled!


FREE course for family members, friends and significant others of an adult who may be suffering with any of the following:

Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder,Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Brain Disorders, Addictive Disorders

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Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease. It affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion, or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the U.S.

Help us improve the lives of those who suffer with mental illness by becoming a member of NAMI Pasco.

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“Veterans in Transition”

Gil D’Amore, NAMI Pasco’s Veteran Advocate, represented his Pasco affiliate of the grassroots advocacy and education organization on June 6 & 7 at St. Leo University’s 2014 Military & Veteran Social Work Conference.

Held at the main campus, the conference theme, “Veterans in Transition,” was designed to bring attention to the increasing number of troops returning home from the Middle East requiring help for injuries and psychological trauma. The conference is the only one in the nation for social work practitioners and educators dedicated solely to the field of military social work. And of course our Gil was there!what-is-ptsd

Taking Action! 2013 Fundraiser

The energy in the room focused on how to help people living with mental illness. NAMI Pasco’s 2013 Autumn Gala, held October 12 at the Verizon Event Center in New Port Richey, was a catered affair with music, awards, and MC Eric Waxler, ABC Action News Reporter.

The event coincided with Mental Illness Awareness Week and featured a compelling presentation by mental health advocate and author, Peter Earley. Former Washington Post reporter, Early wrote “CRAZY: A Father’s Search through America’s Mental Health Madness.” It was when Earley’s own son, in the throes of a manic episode, entered a neighbor’s house illegally that the author learned what happens to mentally ill people who break the law.

Members of the NAMI Pasco Board of Directors who worked to draw attention and raise funds to support people in our own community living with brain disorders include (in alphabetical order): Loreta Cavicchi, Larry Engles, Pat Scimone-Almascy, Maryann Senderling, Gloria StrothGala77er, and Nancy WAutumn Gala 10.12.2013 013hiAutumn Gala 10.12.2013 034teneGala64r.LoretaGalaGala37

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June Education Meeting

We had a open, invigorated discussion on Monday June 2 after viewing CBS News’ “60 Minutes’ “Nowhere to Go: Mentally Ill Youth in Crisis”. We’d like to have more of you involved in our free monthly Education Meetings to help transfer news about important education on mental illness. We need your help to end the stigma.

Let us know what subjects would interest you most for these 1 to 1.5-hour classes. Tell us about what’ll get you out  of the house after a long day of work and into a community of mental health advocates and people who care!