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NAMI’s Statement on Recent Racist Incidents

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health: “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health [...]

By | 2020-06-01T15:36:01+00:00 June 1st, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings|0 Comments

NAMI Keystone PA CEO, Christine Michaels, Weighs In On Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The loneliness of indefinite isolation. The anxiety of possible contagion. The stress of financial uncertainty. With no return to normality in sight, mental health professionals say the new coronavirus is taking a toll on the collective mental health of those across the nation, including Berks County... Read More

By | 2020-04-16T16:32:14+00:00 April 16th, 2020|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 | 2020-01-30T19:45:14+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 pyerina@achieva.info.  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