I would like to give a special thanks to Babs Hall, co-chair of the Southwest Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalition and member of the Board of Directors of NAMI Georgia and Jere Brands, president of NAMI Albany, local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, for writing the attached articles on Mental Illness and to The Albany Herald for printing this 5 part series for Mental Health Awareness.
The articles are wonderfully written and should be shared with others to help educate our community and reduce the stigma associated with Mental Illness. I am also attaching 2 flyers for upcoming trainings being offered by NAMI Albany.
JERE BRANDS: Mental illness: You are not alone
Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 1
JERE BRANDS: Support organizations available for those with mental illness and their families
Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 3 (The Albany Herald incorrectly numbered the article. There are only 5 articles.)
BABS J. HALL: A mental health crisis has no schedule
Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 4
JERE BRANDS: Can you afford mental health treatment?
Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 5
JERE BRANDS: Faith communities can be bridges of hope
Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 6
Joyce W. Johnson, MSW