Category Archives: Pasco County Florida

Find Out about Sponsoring NAMI Pasco!

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We Need Your Assistance to Reach the Most Vulnerable
in Pasco County — Right in Our Own Big Back Yard


Here Are Some FStageSettingtheStageacts to Help Set the Stage about the Mentally Ill in Pasco County

♦ According the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2014, Pasco County’s population is 464,697.

♦ Of this number, 13.9% live below the poverty level—and we know that poverty is an added barrier to receiving adequate treatment for mental illness.

♦ Pasco County has the 4th highest suicide rate in the state of Florida. [http://patch.com/florida/newportrichey/pasco-has-4th-highest-suicide-rate-in-state]

♦ Of the 464,697 Pasco residents, 50,239 are U.S. Military veterans; we also know being a veteran correlates with high incidences of mental illness/substance abuse and suicide.

♦ According to NAMI, “1 in 4 people experiences mental illness in a year.” And of course their families are deeply affected too. 

♦ This translates to mean approximately 116,172 or 25% of Pasco County residents could stand to benefit annually from our supports.

Find Out about How You Can Help with
One of NAMI Pasco’s Tiered Sponsorships

To reach someone directly about opportunities call Sheena Lofton-Huggins at (727) 642-7212 or use our online contact. You can also reach us at (727) 992-9653.

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Check Out Our Snazzy New Brochure!

In the Spirit of Collaboration and Mental Health Recovery…

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NAMI Pasco was the benefactor of an amazing gift from Vincent House, Journey to Wellness: A newly designed brochure and print copies. Naturally, our brochure works to help disseminate important information about our advocacy, support, and education for people living with mental illness and the families and caregivers who love them. Vincent House members and staff alike worked diligently, professionally, and with great creative input to bring the project to life.

Vincent House’s mission “is to assist, promote, and celebrate individuals recovering from mental illness, and other disabilities, in their effort to improve social and vocational skills, and become employed in the community.”

Needless to say, Vincent House, we are SO grateful
to you and believe whole-heartedly in your mission!

So print it out! Fold it!
And get it into the hands
of people who need
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NAMI Pasco Affiliate Brochure

Social Media and Mental Health

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What You Need to Know

Katy Fritz is a school social worker and will
discuss forms of social media, potential mental health consequences Hand holding a Social Media 3d Spherefrom social media, and what she has seen from her experiences as a social worker. Join us, Ask questions. Be part of an important discussion. You can download our flyer here: Education Meeting July 2015 NAMI Pasco

RSVPs are not required but much appreciated.
For more about NAMI Pasco call (727) 992-9653.

Date Monday, July 6, 2015
Time 3:30 to 5 PM
Location Rasmussen College
18600 State Rd 54
(at the Corner of Fernview Street)
Lutz, FL 34638

 

 

Pasco Roadmap to Treatment Above and Below the Neck!

Get Some Good (Free) Direction for Navigation in Pasco: Learn about Services for Behavioral Health
Care
and Medical Care in Our Big County

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Community partners Cheryl Pollock and Rachel Cook from Premier Community Healthcare will lead a discussion on available health services in Pasco County.
The conversation will include benefits of services located in one place for primary health care along with health care for mental illness. A good word to use is “integrated” health care for illnesses that occur above and below the neck! Download a flyer here: NAMI Pasco Monthly Education June 1 2015

Join Us in June at a New,
Late Afternoon Time

RSVPs are not required but much appreciated.
For more about NAMI Pasco call (727) 992-9653.

Date Monday, June 1, 2015
Time 3:30 to 5 PM
Location Rasmussen College
18600 State Rd 54
(at the Corner of Fernview Street)
Lutz, FL 34638