NAMI (the National
Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s
largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons
living with serious mental illnesses and their
Families who have a loved one with a mental
illness share surprisingly similar
serious mental illnesses greatly impact family
members, as well as clients. Families are often
confused by the nature of these medical
disorders, and are directly involved in wanting
to help their loved one get the treatment they
deserve and on the path to recovery. Read more . .
Brochure shows how to become
a member of the NAMI National organization plus
NAMI Gainesville chapter, or you can also
become a member by online registration. The
online method automatically points your
membership to Gainesville.
We offer two kinds of meetings: (1) Group Support Meetings intended only for caregivers, family members, or friends with a loved one living with a serious and persistent mental illness; and (2) Seminars open to anyone in the general public. Click for
details of current offerings this month . .
Ongoing Book Discussion Groups for Rosalynn Carter's "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis".
Dr. Rajiv Tandon named 2015 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award Winner
Local NAMI Gainesville member Rajiv Tandon, MD has been selected to receive the 2015 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. This award is given to psychiatrists noteworthy for going the extra mile and who have made substantial contributions to NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization activities. Award winners are recognized for their advocacy for access to care and research funding, community education programs or other NAMI priories.
Dr. Tandon currently serves as acting President of the NAMI Florida Chapter and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He was a member of the DSM-5 Workgroup on Psychiatric Disorders for the American Psychiatric Association and the Centers for Intervention, Development and Applied Research (CIDAR) with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tandon on his outstanding achievements, he will be recognized at the Annual NAMI Convention being held in San Fransisco, California this summer.
Mental Health Advocacy Efforts Summary Report for Alachua County/Gainesville - Spring 2015
NAMI CONNECTION is a weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
When: Every Tuesday each week from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Illnesses are unavoidable biological, medical
conditions of brain cells in regions of the
brain that disrupt thought, mood, feelings,
behavior, ability to relate to others, or daily
functioning.Read more . . .
Evidence-based mental illness employment-transition recovery program in
Gainesville for rebuilding lives. click for details...
households in Alachua County are directly