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.
The big day is tomorrow, Friday, January 30. NAMI Pasco’s relocating its administrative office. Our new and humble digs are inside the offices of FI Grey & Son’s Commercial Real Estate building at 6330 U.S. Highway 19, Suite B, New Port Richey (between Main St. andBridge Rd.).
We will no longer have any meetings, support groups, or classes held at our soon-to-be former home in Land O’Lakes at 6480 Land O’Lakes Blvd. (Jallo Plaza).
There was a misprint in this week’s January 28, 2015 issue of the The Laker community newspaper, Land O’Lakes/Lutz edition. (Find the reference on Page 10A in the “Health & Wellness” section under NAMI Offers Support.) NAMI Pasco will no longer be holding Connection meetings at 6480 Land O’Lakes Blvd. address.
Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new home!
With over 300,000 returning veterans living in the 5-county area of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties, the Tampa Bay area has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. We recognize the unique challenges faced by returning military personnel and their families have increased the demand for behavioral health and other intensive services in Florida and nationally.
Call the Florida Veterans Support Line toll-free at 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) today and receive:
* Comprehensive information & referral to VA-funded
services & hundreds of community-based services
* Assistance and support provided by a peer who has
experienced the transition from military back to civilian life
* Care Coordination services including system navigation,
advocacy and ongoing support
Download a copy of the newsletter for more information:
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 withborderline personality disorder, and integrates techniques associated with cognitive-behavior therapy and Buddhist meditation practice.
RSVPsare 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.
Feeding America and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office are working together to help individuals and families in our Pasco community with food for the holiday. A free box of groceries will be distributed on Saturday, December 20 from 10 AM to Noon in Land O’Lakes, Fla. Find specifics below or download our Working Together! flier. Thank you to Feeding America and our men and women in blue!
Food Distribution for Hungry Families One free box of groceries per family
We’re changing it up for November 2014. In the 11th month of this year NAMI Pasco is offering a triple dose of community activism with mental health awareness in mind. Please be our guest for a big night of education focused on veterans along with the Annual NAMI Pasco Membership Meeting and a meal. The evening will include a spaghetti dinner thanks to our compassionate and knowing community partner:Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2284. Download our flyer here to get all the information you’ll need to participate:Honoring Veterans on November 12, 2014.
Be a part of “What Helps, What Hurts?”
A panel discussion by U.S. Veterans for U.S. Veterans on Mental Health Awareness. Bring your questions, your friends, and an appetite.RSVP required by November 3.
November 12, 2014
5:00 to 8:30 PM
Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2284 7201 Congress Street New Port Richey, FL 34653
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.
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
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 freemonthly 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!