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We at NAMI Broward County are well-aware and deeply concerned with the ways that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the economic recession, and civil unrest against institutional racism, have impacted the mental, physical, and financial well-being of our community and our nation. The longstanding issues of police brutality, social disparity, and systemic racism against black and brown Americans have been deeply interwoven into American society for far too long. We understand that these societal problems can be incredibly anxiety-inducing,more » Read More
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 care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
“Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience,more » Read More
Adrienne Kennedy, NAMI Board President & Dan Gillison, NAMI CEO kick off NAMIWalks 2020!
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May is Mental Health Month and today mental health is more important than ever. Our world has been turned upside down and we are all facing anxiety, loneliness, isolation and sadness. The challenges we face today are impacting, not only our physical health, but also our mental health.
During the month of May, Mental Health America is sponsoring the “Million in May” initiative offering free online screenings.more » Read More