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October 26, 2020

NAMI Missouri would like to congratulate the volunteers inducted into the NAMI Hall of Fame.

The NAMI National Education Hall of Fame recognizes people who have dedicated themselves to leading NAMI classes, presentations, support groups or trainings. Honorees receive a certificate and a lapel pin to recognize their achievement.

The following NAMI Missouri members have been inducted into the NAMI Hall of Fame:

  • Frank Bair – Family Support Group Gold Member
  • Anngie Hampton –
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    NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into grassroots advocacy. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of seven modules that can be presented individually or together.

    Join our upcoming virtual presentation, NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: Contacting your Policymaker, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.

    This virtual presentation will cover Module 2 of the NAMI Smarts curriculum,

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    One of our Family Program Leaders and her daughter are fighting stigma by sharing their experiences and letting others know where they can find help.

    See their story, as reported by KOMU 8 News in their Mental Health Segment: A Brighter Tomorrow  

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    The Fall 2020 issue of the NAMI Missouri Newsletter is now available. Check it out for information on our Annual Meeting and other upcoming events.

    Click here to download the newsletter.

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    download the crisis guide

    Download the Guide

    When mental illness is present, the potential for crisis is never far from mind. Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel incredibly overwhelming. There’s the initial shock, followed by a flood of questions — the most prominent of which is: “What can we do?”

    People experiencing mental illness — and the people who care for them — need information. However, that information is not always readily available and the search for answers may require more energy and persistence than possible in times of crisis.

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    Mental Health nonprofit NAMI Missouri offers free training to bolster assistance for families struggling with mental health concerns

    Jefferson City, Mo (September 4, 2020) Statewide mental health nonprofit NAMI Missouri is offering a free virtual training for Missourians who want to start mental health support groups for their communities.

    “There’s no question that the social isolation and stress that come with experiencing a nationwide pandemic are difficult,” said Gena Terlizzi, Executive Director of NAMI Missouri. “For those living with mental illness and their loved ones,

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