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NAMI Vicksburg Events – January 2020

January 7, 2020

Hello Everyone! Mark your calendars for these upcoming NAMI V’bg. events in January 2020. First Tuesday NAMI Family Support Group – A confidential care group for families caretaking loved ones with a mental illness. 6 p.m., Jan, 7th, Conference Room of Merit River Region WEST Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Rd., Vicksburg. Call or text 601-218-0843 […]

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Vacancies an issue for VA facilities across Mississippi

December 13, 2019

November 11, 2019 at 8:07 PM CST – Updated November 12 at 7:51 AM By Courtney Ann Jackson WLOX JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – How are we taking care of our heroes when they get home? Retired Major General Erik Hearon has been outspoken about issues at the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA center in Jackson […]

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MSU bolsters mental health care offerings

December 9, 2019 10:39:25 AM By Tess Vrbin The Dispatch When Kim Kavalsky became the coordinator for mental health outreach at Mississippi State University in 2012, she was shocked to learn how many students experienced suicidal thoughts. “For some students it might just be a fleeting thought when they’re overwhelmed, and for other students […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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