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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.

Families who have a loved one with a mental illness share surprisingly similar experiences.

The 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 . . .

To Contact us

email: info@namigainesville.org

Telephone:
(general questions):374-5600 (then extension 8322 ) - or - 800-330-5615 (then extension 8322 )

Mailing Address:
NAMI Gainesville,
P.O. Box 90114
Gainesville, FL 32607

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Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Florida

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How to join NAMI membership

Our 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.

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Meetings and Activities in Gainesville

Support Group, Education Courses, Community Events, and more...

Next monthly meeting:
Monday June 8

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.
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Ongoing Book Discussion Groups for Rosalynn Carter's "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis".

Join us on May 26,  from 7:30pm-8:30pm for one of our final book discussions.
Details here: http://namigvl.wix.com/withinourreach

Please RSVP: namigainesvilleboard@gmail.com

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

Advocacy efforts in Alachua County have been on a steep rise in improving the provision of mental health services locally and statewide.  Read the summary of the latest activities here.

 

F2F

Family-to-Family Educational Classes in Gainesville.

Check back here later for update on when next course of 12 classes starts.

Pre-registration is required.  Click for detailed information.

Contact us at Family@namigainesville.org

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Peer-to-Peer Educational Course is for people living with a major mental illness interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Check back here later for update on when next course of 10 classes starts this Fall 2015.

Pre-registration is required.

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Contact us at: Peer2Peer@namigainesville.org

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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

Where: Library conference room, UF Psychiatric Hospital (Vista), 4101 NW 89th Blvd (Google map)

Email for questions: info@namigainesville.org

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Supported by the Alachua County Board of County Commission’s Community Agency Partnership Program.

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Extensive Information on mental illnesses, medications, definitions, advice, book reviews, insurance/Medicaid, research: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety disorders, and more...

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What is a major mental illness, anyway?

Major Mental 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.
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Thousands of households in Alachua County are directly impacted

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Enriched Lives

People with mental illnesses can enrich our lives!

Here are just a few famous people with a mental illness

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NAMI Gainesville is Supported by the Alachua County Board of County Commission’s Community Agency Partnership Program

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