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What Does the Baker Act Mean?


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Join NAMI Pasco for our free monthly education event. In March, Elizabeth Statzer, Director of Behavioral Health Outreach with HCA, will present. Elizabeth has almost 15 years of experience in behavioral health and social services. She will lead a discussion on the Baker and Marchman Acts and all they encompass. You can find a Baker Act and Marchman Act primer right here on our web site too.

Download our  March flyer for all the information you’ll need to attend.

RSVPs are not required but much appreciated. Find everything you need to know below. Hope to see you on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Rasmussen College’s Lutz Campus. mental  illness facts 3

 

Date  Monday, March 2, 2015
Time  5:30 to 7:00 PM
Location Rasmussen College
18600 State Road 54
Lutz, FL.

Self-Harm, Suicidal Thinking: Learn How to Get Help

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Join NAMI Pasco on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 PM for a discussion with Susan Sisson, NCC, LMHC, to learn about how Dialectical Behavior Therapy is being used successfully to help people living with brain disorders. DBT is designed to guide people in changing behavior patterns including self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse. DBT teaches people about emotional regulation and how to effectively increase awareness of emotional triggers.

DBT was originally used to treat people with borderline personality disorder, and integrates techniques associated with cognitive-behavior therapy and Buddhist meditation practice.

RSVPs are not required but much appreciated. Find everything you need to know below. Hope to see you on January 5, 2015 at the NAMI Pasco office.

NAMI Pasco Monthly Education Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Turnout!

Yesterday’s NAMI Pasco July Education Meeting, Monday, July 7 at 7 PM, was a huge success! HugeSuccessTwenty 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!nami pasco logo