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Guardian Advocate Training

October 15, 2017

NAMI Broward County offers free Guardian Advocate Training A “Guardian Advocate,” under Florida Statutes Chapter 394, more commonly known as “The Baker Act,” is a court-appointed individual who communicates and collaborates with a patient, his or her attending psychiatrist, as well as the entire treatment team of mental health professionals, to advocate for the best more »

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Elizabeth Blue – Private Screening

September 20, 2017

NAMI Broward County, Inc. in association with Global Digital presents a free private screening of the Movie “Elizabeth Blue” at the West Regional Library Friday – 8601 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, 33324 – October 13th at 3:45. Elizabeth Blue Trailer Recently released from a psychiatric hospital, Elizabeth (Anna Schafer) returns to her Los Angeles apartment where she lives with her more »

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Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017

Dear NAMI Family & Friends, The pending threat of IRMA to Florida will make us anxious and even nervous. It is only natural; we are all afraid of the unknown. However, I want us to stop and think for a moment. Being prepared is the best way to help overcome the stress and fear and more »

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NAMI Applauds Confirmation of Elinore McCance-Katz as new Federal Leader on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

August 13, 2017

NAMI Applauds Confirmation of Elinore McCance-Katz as new Federal Leader on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Arlington, Va., August 7, 2017 – On August 3, 2017, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., as the first ever Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This new federal leadership position was more »

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Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) Update

July 15, 2017

What are key changes in the BCRA? Allows insurance companies to offer bare-bones plans with no mental health coverage, as long as they offer a single plan that covers mental health and substance use services. This is a giant step away from parity, or fair coverage of mental health conditions. Provides $45 billion in short-term grant funding to more »

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