Ask the Expert…Leilani Doty, PhD, is the
Director of the University of Florida
Cognitive & Memory Disorder Clinics
(MDC). Dr. Doty has served in leadership,
administrative, educational, clinical,
and outreach roles related to
Alzheimer’s disease and related
dementias since 1986. Two September dates and locations available. Free for caregivers.
Download a flyer to register and get all info:
Dr. Doty Presentation: FREE for Caregivers
|Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Lodge Multipurpose Center
445 Waterman Avenue
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
|Friday, September 19, 2014
7007 Grove Road
Brooksville, FL 34609
Also Join the Alzheimer’s Family Organization
for FREE Caregivers Day
||September 26, 2014 – 10 am – 2 pm
You must register for this event by September 19
||9330 State Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655
Download a flyer for more info: Caregiver Flyer West Pasco
Below is a Helpline for visitors to our website designed for all manner of support to family and friends coping with matters related to mental illness.
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
Lunch and Learn
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
For Homeless, Uninsured
and Low-Income Pasco County Residents
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
Download a flyer to get more information.
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.
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!
Free NAMI Pasco Basics Class Begins September 3, 2014
Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers
of children and adolescents living with mental illness. It covers
the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for family, and for your child.
Download our BasicsFlyer2014 all details.
Explore more about the NAMI Basics Education Program here.
Here’s an important message from actor Halle Barre who talks about NAMI and her role in the film, Frankie & Alice, a remarkable story of a woman who lives with disassociative identity disorder. It’s time to reach out and make a difference!
Frankie & Alice Official Movie Trailer
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.
NAMI Pasco Membership Form
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!