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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

January 9, 2020

Dec 18 2019 NAMI NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf more »

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Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

December 13, 2019

Dec 5, 2019 By Christian Wihtol The Lund Report Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week. The government more »

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Oregon short on resources for local mental health treatment

December 10, 2019 at 9:15am By Sam Stites – Oregon Capital Bureau Malheur Enterprise Reforms to Oregon’s system for dealing with those unfit to stand trial aren’t working as planned, with judges challenged to find local treatment options for those they used to send to the Oregon State Hospital. As a result, the state more »

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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