Make plans to attend the 2017 MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT on January 11, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. Co-sponsored by NAMI and the Missouri Federation of Behavioral Health Advocates.
There is no charge to attend, dinner and free CEUs are provided, but pre-registration is a must.
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Our Summer 2016 Newsletter contains a listing of Family-to-Family courses, information about Suicide Prevention Month, a personal account of Tourette, a Mom’s reflection on a recently released movie, and a tribute to NAMI Greater Kansas City’s CIT coordinator Nikk Thompson.Tweet Read More
Check out the latest 12-page newsletter from NAMI Missouri, jam-packed with useful information!
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Check out the Winter 2016 newsletter from NAMI Missouri, jam-packed with useful information!
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What is CIT?
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.To Read More
Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.