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from NAMI.org
Congressional Budget Bill a Mixed Bag This past weekend Congress passed a spending bill that covers the rest of the 2015 fiscal year. Here's how it will impact funding for mental health.
People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: A Cry for Help
Emotional Eating: When Food = Love
Stopping the Holidays from Getting You Down
-more at NAMI.org-
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Thank you for visiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Orlando, Central Florida's Voice on Mental Illness.

NAMI Bench Together

 

We are people affected by mental illness like you. 

You are NOT alone.

~ We believe in mental health recovery through education classes, support groups, and advocacy efforts for people living with mental illness and their families, friends, and providers ~ 

~ Share our brochure with a friend, loved one, provider, or simply a person in need of help ~ 

Get Our 2014 Fact Sheet for a snapshot of our programs

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EDUCATION ~ SUPPORT ~ ADVOCACY


 

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~ Read the current issue of our NAMI Greater Orlando newsletter,
The Beacon  
 
or our 
Weekly Newsletter ~ 

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Join Our Email List

Contact us at 407-253-1900 or information@namigo.org.

Please be sure to add our email address
to your contacts.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are located at 237 Fernwood Blvd., Suite 101 ~ Fern Park, FL 32730-2116

We are in the Seminole Behavioral office building, just south of Semoran Blvd (Hwy 436), off US 17-92 (2 blocks behind the O.L.E.-Jai Alai complex).
One block east of the Lynx Metro System - Link 102

Lynx Bus Link 

 

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Holiday Closings & Schedule Changes

Support Group Changes

  • Tuesday, December 23 - NO SouthWest Connections Consumer Support Group.
  • Tuesday, December 23 - NO SouthWest Family Support Group Meeting.
  • Both Southwest Support Groups will meet again on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - NO Maitland Connections/Consumer Support Group Meeting (church closed for rummage sale).
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - NO Maitland Family Support Group Meeting.

NAMIGO Office & Other Group Changes

  • Thursday, December 25 - NAMI Greater Orlando Office CLOSED.
  • Thursday, December 25, or Thursday, January 1, 2015 - No Bowling Group.
  • Friday, December 26 - NAMI Greater Orlando Office Open
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 - NAMI Greater Orlando Office CLOSED.
  • Friday, January 2 - NAMI Greater Orlando Office Open.
  • Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank is rescheduled from January 2nd to Friday, January 9th, 2015.

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Have you visited our Facebook page?

https://www.facebook.com/NAMIGreaterOrlando

We post updates, news, current events, and reviews, and we share personal stories from our NAMI Greater Orlando members on our Facebook page.

NAMIGO Library

Don't forget to stop by and check out the NAMI Greater Orlando library at our office at 237 Fernwood Blvd., Suite 101, Fern Park, FL 32730. We are open during regular office hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during holiday closings.

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NAMIGO Members

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for 

the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting

on Monday, December 8th, 2014

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

at the Beardall Senior Center
800 Delaney Avenue, Orlando
Please review the following important documents to inform your voting decision on key votes: 
To vote in favor of or opposed to the proposed changes in the NAMIGO bylaws

Click on the blue text link below to see all 12 pages of the NAMIGO 2014 bylaws Proposed Changes 


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Click on the blue text link below to see all 4 pages of last year's Annual Membership Meeting Minutes from 2013


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We are already getting our running shoes on for NAMIWALK 2015!

We are excited to announce that we are moving the 2015 NAMIWalks! 

Our new location will be Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.  

Please mark your calendars!  

Saturday, May 2, 2015 

REGISTRATION:  8:00am           KICKOFF:  9:00am


 Our 2015 fundraising goal is $175,000!!!   
We look forward to seeing you there!   
For more information, please contact us at 407-253-1900 or NAMIWalks@namigo.org 
REGISTRATION:  8:00 am        KICKOFF:  9:00 am
 Our 2015 fundraising goal is $175,000!!!
We look forward to seeing you there!  
For more information, please contact us @ (407) 253-1900 or NAMIWalks@namigo.org 

If you know any companies who might want to help sponsor NAMI Greater Orlando, please contact the NAMI Greater Orlando office at 407-253-1900 or email information@namigo.org.

Thank you for helping us make an amazing NAMIWALK event in 2015!

SEMINOLE COUNTY CONNECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP LOCATION

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The Seminole County Consumer Connection Support Group meets at The Hacienda, an apartment complex at 225 South Wayman Street, Longwood 32750 (map)
For further directions, call 407-253-1900.   This support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m


UPCOMING EDUCATION CLASSES

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NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child. 

What You Should Expect

  • Meets for six sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
  • Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. 
  • Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.
  • Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving. 
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

To learn more about Basics, visit this NAMI Education page.

To register for classes, please contact the NAMIGO Office at (407) 253-1900 or information@namigo.org

We pull from a waiting list, so sign up quickly!


New Ways to Support NAMI Greater Orlando

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Many of us donate to our favorite charities through United Way campaigns through our workplaces.  The United Way campaign for this fall is about to get underway.  You can designate your donation to go directly to NAMI Greater Orlando by writing in our name and our Tax ID number which is: 59 2600149.

 If you are already donating to United Way, you can name NAMIGO as the beneficiary of your donations.

Vehicle Donations - A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando, Inc.  You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.  v-Dac's trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando, Inc., gets the benefit of your donation. Start now by clicking on the Vehicle Donations graphic below. If you are not ready to donate, find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information and links on v_Dac's site.


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Volunteer with NAMI Greater Orlando!

How would YOU like to volunteer?  NAMIWalks, health fairs, fundraising, office help, special events, mailings, teaching classes, facilitating groups, and more.

We are particularly looking for people who are available on a regular basis, perhaps one day a week for a few hours at a time to manage a particular aspect of volunteering such as answering phones, helping to manage health fair scheduling and contacts, researching mental health resources, updating and maintaining our library, entering and managing data, and sharing your computer expertise in managing social websites.  

Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve…  You only need a heart full of grace.   A soul generated by love.    -  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Please contact Sue Powers at (407) 253-1900 or information@namigo.org if you feel called to serve!


Welcome to the NAMI Greater Orlando Family!

Thank you to our newest community partner, Champion Self Storage, who is providing off-site storage to NAMI Greater Orlando.  Please click here to see the current specials being offered to you from Champion Self Storage.

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NAMI Greater Orlando now accepts gifts online through PayPal!

Click the "Donate" button below:

 Shopping For a Good Cause

On GoodShop, you can find coupons for more than 1,600 top stores (including Amazon, Macy's, J.Crew, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Gap and more) AND a percentage of virtually every sale will be donated to NAMI Greater Orlando.

Just go to GoodShop.com, designate us as the cause you support, and then click over to your favorite store and shop away!

Or add our toolbar to your browser at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar – and your purchases will earn a donation for us even if you forget to go to GoodShop first!

There's no easier way to support us.  Spread the word!

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Your generous donations are vital to our daily operations and help us to help others.

Visit our Giving Opportunities page to learn all the ways you can make a difference.

 

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Related Files

2013 Annual NAMIGO Membership Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2013 NAMIGO Audit Report Final (PDF File)
2013 NAMIGO Form 990 Final (PDF File)
2014 NAMIGO Annual Membership Meeting Draft Agenda (PDF File)
2014 March NAMIGO BOD Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2014 April NAMIGO BOD Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2014 May NAMIGO BOD Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2014 June NAMIGO BOD Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2014 July NAMIGO BOD Meeting Minutes Final (PDF File)
2014 NAMI Greater Orlando Fact Sheet (PDF File)
Beacon Newsletter 2014 Spring (PDF File)
Beacon Newsletter 2014 September (PDF File)
Beacon 2014 September Cover
Board of Directors Application (PDF File)
Library List (PDF File)
Bylaw Changes RED LINE Proposed for 2014 Annual Meeting Final (PDF File)
Mental Health Facts & Numbers (PDF File)
NAMI National Response to Rep. Murphy Bill (PDF File)
NAMIWalk Fundraising Manual (PDF File)
NAMIWalk Fundraising with Facebook (PDF File)
New 2014 NAMI Brochure (PDF File)
Not Just Another Walk (PDF File)
Orlando Sentinel Promotion (PDF File)

Related Links

Map to NAMI Greater Orlando location
Lynx Bus Link

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