Archives for April 2013

2013 Georgia Annual Conference

NAMI Georgia’s Annual Conference and Membership meeting is THIS Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Topics include:  VA programs, Dual Diagnosis, Legal Issues, Recognizing Autism, Mental Health and Immigrant Communities and more. Register at NAMI Georgia’s site.

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film premiering April 20, 2013

World Premiere of Call Me Crazy: A Five Film – April 20th at 8:00pm on Lifetime channel.

Through the five shorts named after each title character — Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness.

The first of the five, written by Deirdre O’Connor and directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, “Lucy” follows the film’s title character, a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend, meds and her psychotherapist, she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. “Lucy” also features Clint Howard.

NAMI is Lifetime’s official partner for “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.” Together we have teamed up to shed light on mental illnesses and reduce the stigma surrounding those who live with them.

Read more about Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.

Arts in the Garden at Skyland Trail

Arts in the Garden at Skyland Trail:
Friday, May 3 from 9:30-3:00
Celebrate the Artistic Talent and Contributions of the Mental Health Community

You’re invited to Arts in the Garden!  Arts in the Garden gives consumers of mental health services an opportunity to display their talents, educates the community about mental health and related resources, and helps to reduce the stigma sometimes associated with mental illness. Free and open to the public, more than 500 individuals attend each year.  Many opportunities are available for artists with a mental illness or disability to sell or display their art and to perform.  Arts in the Garden is a great networking opportunity for consumers, family members and mental health professionals.  Learn more at www.skylandtrail.org/AITG.

AITG Postcard Invite