Many people wait too long before seeking mental health treatment.
Part of the reason for the delay is that not everyone recognizes the signs of mental illness—it’s time to change that. With your help, NAMI is working to ensure that more people get the help they need early.
You can help more people recognize the signs and get treatment early by helping to expand NAMI’s reach. Your gift today will support all of NAMI’s efforts to help people get the care they need as soon as possible and improve the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness every day.
Early intervention is key. One in five American adults experience a mental illness, but only 43% of them accessed care in the last year. One of NAMI’s top priorities is educating as many people as possible to recognize the warning signs of a mental health condition and to promote early intervention.
The need for our work has never been more urgent. Your donation today will help NAMI make it easier for people to get help early through our life-changing programs, including:
- NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS): Offered in schools at no cost, ETS opens a dialogue for students, families and school staff to help them feel more comfortable talking about mental health, while destigmatizing mental illness and promoting early intervention.
- NAMI On Campus: NAMI On Campus clubs are available on 57 university campuses and reach college-age students across the country. The program aims to raise mental health awareness and provide peer-to-peer support in educational settings.
- NAMI Basics OnDemand: A free course for parents and caregivers that provides fundamental information about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and how to best support a child with a mental health condition.
West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring, on August 3rd, 2019 at Camp Mountaineer in Monongalia County, WV.
Camp Caring is held to support adolescents, ages 6-14, in WV that have experienced the death of a love one. Focusing on large and small group activities, the Camp empowers each adolescent with the ability to express their grief and successfully cope with their feeling of loss and trauma. Camp Caring runs optional concurrent sessions for the adults(s) in the child’s life. The purpose is that each family member is individual strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together to a place of a new normal.
Camp Caring is a free all day event!
Please help us in spreading the word on camp and extending the information out to those who may benefit.
Link to website and applications: https://wvcaring.org/services/grief-and-loss/camp-caring/
SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.
The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.
Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.
Skill Builders LLC
A WV Birth to Three Service Coordination Agency
Is looking to hire WV Birth to Three Service Coordinators to work in
Monongalia and Marion Counties
This position offers flexible hours that you schedule, a great hourly rate and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in your community.
This position does require travel to family’s home in and around the areas listed above.
A minimum of a BA degree, preferable in social work, education or a human service field is required OR being a parent of a child that has aged out of the WV Birth to Three System.
Please email or call for more information regarding this position.
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Susan Watson at 304-282-8554
This posting/position will remain open until filled
Please post or pass on as appropriate
On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims. See the attached flyer for further details.
WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project
WV Healthy Start Navigator Project
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
WV Perinatal Partnership
Right From the Start Region 7
If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:
For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation:
Children & Concussion
This training session serves to educate professionals on children and concussion with particular emphasis on the importance of early screening and correct diagnosis. Who can benefit from this training?
- Professionals or paraprofessionals who interact with the aging population
- Family members
Survivors of traumatic brain injury
Training Dates and Locations September 18, 2017 1 PM—4 PM Speaker: Terry Cunningham Location: WVU Martinsburg October 25, 2017 9 AM—Noon Speaker:Sara Miller Location: Mercer County Health Department January 10, 2018 1 PM—4 PM Speaker:Terry Cunningham Location: CED North, Morgantown January 25, 2018 9 AM—Noon Speaker:Sara Miller Location: WVU Extension, 10th floor, Charleston February 6, 2018 1 PM—4 PM Speaker:Terry Cunningham Location: Highland Hospital – Clarksburg