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Peer-to-Peer: 10 week program for individuals over the age of 18 with a mental health diagnosis.

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Basics: 6 week education course offered to parent and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health issues, including ADHD.

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Family-to-Family: 12 week education course designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among families, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Course elements include: coping skills, handling periods of crisis and relapse, up to date information on medications, guidance on locating appropriate resources and self-care.

-January 25th, 2017 in Lake Mary

Provider Education: 5 session program for mental health providers, social workers & professionals.

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CIT Youth8 hour program focused on youth intervention.

-November 2nd Orlando

Please contact the office to register for these classes. 407-253-1900 or




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In The News: NAMI Greater Orlando, Inc.

September 28, 2016

Pulse First Responder With PTSD Struggles to Get Workers Comp

As a member of the Orlando Police Department Hazmat team, Gerry Realin was dispatched to deal with the aftermath and cleanup of the Pulse nightclub shooting in June — and he hasn’t recovered from what he saw there since.

Realin’s wife, Jessica, recalled how her husband reacted when he came home from work that day.

“He was very stark in the face and went into the bathroom and lost it,” she said. “He kept crying and crying and saying, ‘Why them? Read More

    An epidemic is spreading in Florida.

    At its worst, mental illness asserts itself in paranoia and delusions that can explode into violence, which happened last month when a lawyer shot three people at Florida State University before police killed him.

    But more commonly, it resides in the private and personal anguish of those who struggle daily with a mind at war with itself.

    It does not discriminate.

    Clockwise from top, right: Surviving suicide gave Altamonte Springs resident Joe Mendoza a second chance; Read More

    Jorge Amaro, an LGBT Latino, leaves a note at the makeshift memorial for the Orlando shooting victims in downtown Orlando. Part of the note read: “What happened was an injustice to your loved one, the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community, and a national tragedy.” Photo by Joshua Barajas/PBS NewsHour

    Fernandez. Guerrero. Martinez. As the names of the victims in the Orlando shooting were announced, it quickly became clear that the traumatic event had disproportionately affected the city’s Read More


    Findings from NAMI and the CDC regarding suicide in Americans age 15 to 24

    Because suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 24 years, it’s important to be aware of the latest studies that track this phenomenon. Most young people who take their lives have one or more diagnosable and treatable mental illnesses, making these suicides preventable.

    The tragedy of suicide is that it passes on the hopelessness felt by Read More

    by Rinat Halon

    Therapeutic Photography just came to me. I was in a spiritual retreat, and suddenly, during the workshop realized that I can show people the reflection of their soul through the use of my camera.

    First of all it is important to understand I am NOT a therapist. What I am is a very sensitive being that is walking the spiritual path and has professional photography experience.  Saying I have a professional photography experience is an understatement as I Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

    Why is Read More

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