January 2016

Save the Date!

MAY 21, 2016

2016 NAMIWalks Maryland

West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Register as an individual, team or virtual walker now at www.namiwalks.org/maryland

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click HERE for a sponsorship brochure.

Click HERE for an event flyer.

Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Baltimore Convention Center

Join the premiere conference for providers, administrators, counselors and advocates to learn the latest information on events and changes that will affect them.  

For a full brochure and to register, visit https://www.ncaddmaryland.org/

We are scheduling our NAMI Homefront Course for family members and caregivers of a service member/veteran with mental illness in the Montgomery County and Harford County areas this winter. For more information or to register for our upcoming courses, contact us at 410-884-8691 or via email at
Also, let us know if you know of any organizations who would be willing to spread the word/post flyers about our upcoming NAMI Homefront Courses or if you would like us to send you a PDF copy of the flyer.

It's not too late to give!  We are so close!

We are so close to our $35,000 goal!  It's not too late to give. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us reach our goal!

NAMI is a leader in the fight to improve services and policy to benefit those struggling with mental illness. To continue the work, we need your financial support!  

At NAMI Maryland,  we understand what individuals and families living with mental illness are going through, because we've been there ourselves. We know that education and support changes lives and gives people hope.  Because of the support of people like you, NAMI Maryland is a state leader in community education and advocacy. We educate government, community, faith and business decision makers about the issues that affect us all. We empower people to help others every day. We train the individuals providing NAMI signature programs in your community and must train many more to meet the need.


Maryland General Assembly and 2016 Advocacy Day

The 2016 Maryland General Assembly began January 13, 2016. It is anticipated that at least 2,000 or more bills will be filed this session. Over the next 90 days Maryland legislators will work diligently to ensure that every bill has a fair hearing and vote. NAMI Maryland is dedicated to advancing policies that will ensure individuals with mental illness and their families have access to timely and effective mental health treatment, focused on prevention and recovery services throughout the state of Maryland.

Please CLICK HERE for the full article and how you can be involved in Advocacy Day.
Welcome Deneice Valentine to the NAMI Maryland Staff!

We are excited to welcome the newest member of the NAMI Maryland team, Deneice Valentine. 

Deneice joined the NAMI Maryland staff in October as Program Associate and brings with her 7 years of experience working with NAMI's education and support programs at NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. Deneice will be working with the Program Coordinator on NAMI Maryland's signature program trainings and local course coordination. She looks forward to working with affiliates and program leaders from across the state. 

To contact Deneice about our programs, send an email to programassociate@namimd.org or call her at (410) 884-8691.

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