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National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) 2019 Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience…

FREE Event: Changing History: Young Minds in Change - December 4 at 6:00 PM

This event is open to the public however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The Mental Health Association of Central Florida is privileged to join with City of Orlando District Six Commissioner Samuel L. Ings to present “Changing History:…
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Panel Discusses Mental Illness Stigma Facing Minorities - The Gainesville Sun

The stigma associated with mental illness, especially in the black community, often serves as a barrier to those who need to be treated for mental illness related issues. Eliminating that stigma was the focus of a town hall discussion held…
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Stigmatizing Kids? New Law Forces Families to Disclose Student’s Mental Health Treatment - Florida Phoenix

Registering a student for public school involves submitting everything from proof of immunizations, health exams and birth certificates to details about gender, race, emergency contacts and more. But the newest registration requirement this…
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Some Veterans Worry a PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them to Choose: Treatment or Their Guns - The Huffington Post

Despite assurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans worry that diagnosis and treatment of PTSD will result in the government seizing their firearms. Read more.