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NAMI Keystone PA Issues Statement of Support for Statewide Mental Health Initiative

Public Statement of Support for Statewide Initiative 'Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters' On Thursday, Jan. 2, Governor Tom Wolf announced a focused multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,’ aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in [...]

By | 2020-01-06T16:26:51+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAMI Issues Statement Regarding President Trumps Comments on Re-Institutionalizing People with Mental Illness

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness "monsters." In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to [...]

By | 2019-08-19T13:52:11+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Action Alert|0 Comments

Free Financial Seminar for Individuals With a Disability & Their Families

ACHIEVA Family Trust and Hefren-Tillotson are teaming up for a series of free seminars that provide education on various financial topics including Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Estate Planning and more.  Registration is required.  To register, contact Patty Yerina by phone at 412-995-500 (ext. 589) or by email at  Additional information is listed below. [...]

By | 2018-08-17T18:14:38+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consent Bulletin Issued

On June 29, 2018, a joint bulletin was issued by the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Health. Bulletin number OMHSAS - 18-01 addresses who can provide consent to voluntary mental health treatment for minors who are between the ages of 14 - 17 years old. The bulletin includes Consent to Treatment FAQs regarding [...]

By | 2018-07-13T19:07:05+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

NAMI Keystone PA CEO to Serve on NAMI’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels has been chosen to serve on the 2020-2025 Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  The main role of the steering committee is to make recommendations about the goals, strategies, and priorities NAMI should pursue during the 5-year period.  Read More [...]

By | 2018-07-13T18:29:45+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

Community HealthChoices Southeast Trainings

Community HealthChoices will begin in the five southeast counties on Jan. 1, 2019, and trainings are already scheduled in each county. The Department of Human Services and Department of Aging is asking people to RSVP for the upcoming Southeast Provider Summits. You can do so by clicking HERE. State officials have also provided additional background [...]

By | 2018-07-13T19:10:46+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Releases New Report on Childhood Trauma

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences. The report shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of [...]

By | 2018-05-10T15:37:00+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Action Alert, NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Wolf Administration Visits Community Behavioral Health Clinic

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, representatives from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration visited the Berks Counseling Center, one of seven jointly licensed Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in the state. Below is a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that was issued following the visit: Reading, PA Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary [...]

By | 2018-04-26T18:43:32+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments