NAMI National Information Helpline 1 (800) 950-6264, Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. This includes connecting individuals to attorneys in their local area, general information, information on specific mental illnesses, and information on treatment and support.
Find copies here of the NAMI Information Helpline Materials List and Available Fact Sheets through the Helpline
The free, one-night workshop is designed for teachers of grades 6 through 12. Date, time, and location are listed below. You can also download our flyer containing all necessary information.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
NAMI Pasco, Jallo Plaza
6480 Land O’Lakes Blvd.
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
Register online at tampabay.com/nie
RSVP deadline: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Space is limited. If you register and cannot
attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
so that someone on the waiting list may attend.
An inspiring TEDx Talk by a recovered addict sheds light on possibilities for permanent change. John Strasser from Columbia Teachers College shares his unconventional journey.
The Medication Safety Project is free and open to all interested healthcare, substance abuse, and mental health providers. 1 CEU will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP today: (727) 597-2284 or register at https://www.justsurvey.me/546868146374
Event takes place Friday, August 1st, 2014
Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
10841 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654
Download here! Medication Safety Project Flyer
Are you someone who spends a lot of time providing care for a family member or
friend? Are there thoughts and feelings about your experience as a caregiver that
you’d like to try expressing through writing? If the answer to both these questions
is “Yes!” then you might be interested in joining a new writers’ group for
caregivers called “Finding Your Voice.” Contact teacher and author
Judith Henry at email@example.com
Download a flyer for all the information you need: Writing Class for Caregivers
Free August 2014 Education Meeting
NAMI Pasco is partnering with North Tampa Behavioral Health and the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
Join us on Monday, August 4, 2014 for a screening of the 30-minute documentary, “Eternal High,” written and directed by teenager Bryce Mackie. Bryce details his experience with addiction, depression, suicide, and recovery.
Screening to be followed by a Q & A with Chrissie Parris, Coalition Coordinator, Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Pasco County. Bryce received the National Welcome Back Award for De-Stigmatization and his film received the SAMSHA Honorable Mention Voice Award for raising awareness of mental health issues.
By Appointment ONLY: (352) 518-2000 or (727) 645-4185
Pasco Residents seeking emergency dental services must:
• Be an uninsured adult that is ineligible for Medicaid
• Call to schedule an appointment
• Pre-qualify based on financial hardship
• Complete a financial assistance application to meet eligibility requirements
You Can Apply for Medicaid or The Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP) Coverage Year Round
There’s no limited enrollment period for these programs. If you qualify, you (or a family member) can enroll immediately. Check it out right here at HealthCare.gov
Also important to note – your children could qualify for coverage through CHIP, even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Make sure your friends and neighbors know this too – take a minute to share this message with them.
10 two-hours sessions begin September 5. Everything you need to know is available in our brochure: Peer-to-Peer_2014. You can also find the information here on our “Classes” page, just scroll down a little.
Yesterday’s NAMI Pasco July Education Meeting, Monday, July 7 at 7 PM, was a huge success! Twenty guests joined us around a sizable conference table at the home of our generous host, North Tampa Behavioral Health.
The screening of “Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission,” prompted a number of questions for our guest speaker, Jason A. Tompkins, LCSW, Psychotherapist, and Chairperson of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Among the things we learned:
- Clinical depression is episodic, recurrent, and worsens over time
- Genetics and stress play a role in depression and bipolar disorder
- It’s very important to get a good evaluation from a well-credentialed doctor to determine the scope of illness. (What, exactly, is going on physically, emotionally, mentally?)
- Depression and bipolar disorder are treatable conditions. They will respond to treatment, just like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, for example
- People with the illnesses can go on to lead happy, productive lives!