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NAMIWalk Volunteer Meeting
Plug in!

2nd Monday, July14, 2014
6pm—NAMI Office
For more info contact Shari Baker:
563-320-2923
namiwalksgmv@gmail.com


Team Captains -- Get your teams registered and get ready for the annual 
Kick-Off Luncheon!

NAMIWalk Kick-Off Luncheon
Wednesday,  July 30, 2014, 11am
Modern Woodmen Park

Support individuals living with mental illness with Halle Berry, NAMI and the film Frankie & Alice.

From Codeblack Films and the executive producers of INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and LACKAWANNA BLUES comes a mind-bending drama starring Academy Award® Winner and Golden Globe®…
We are very pleased to welcome Michael Freda 
as the new president of our board of directors.

Please consider donating to
NAMI Greater 
Mississippi Valley:

Click on the
DONATE 
tab at the top 
of any page.

The Artists of Bucktown Center 
for the Arts raised 
$500 in support of NAMI at the recent Wine Walk on 
May 30, 2014!

Thanks you Bucktown Artists!  
We appreciate all 
of your support!

Other newly elected officers of our Board of Directors:

Dean Drexel
Vice President

Tom Engelmann
Treasurer

Dr. Steve Kopp
Secretary

Michael Freda
NAMI GMV President
Thank you for your support!
Many Thanks to these 
Charitable Organizations!

The Amy Helpenstell 
Foundation
for awarding NAMI GMV
 a $5,300 operational grant 
that helps us continue to pay 
for the cost of bringing our classroom in-house.

Community Foundation 
of the Great River Bend 
for the $2500 grant to defray equipment costs needed for community outreach.

Davenport Jaycees
for the $1000 grant to help promote NAMI Basics 
throughout the community.

Rotary Club of 
North Scott
for the $1000 grant to help promote NAMI Basics 
throughout the community.

Scott County 
Regional Authority
for the $3,000 grant to defray equipment costs needed for community outreach.

The Moline Foundation
For the $1,000 grant to assist 
with programming and 
outreach in Illinois

Iowa 80 CAT Scale Fund
for the $1000 grant to help promote NAMI Basics
throughout the community.

River Valley Coalition
on Mental Health
for donating $2035 in honor 
of the Spaeth-Monohan 
Memorial Fund​

The Doris and Victor
Day Foundation
for the $5,000 grant to assist 
with expansion of our 
programs into Rock Island.

St. John's Methodist
Friendly Thrift Center
for the $750 grant to help pay 
In Our Own Voice speaker stipends
BROADCASTERS ANNOUNCE RECORD ON-AIR SUPPORT 
FOR MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

NAMI to Assume Leadership of NAB's OK2TALK Campaign --

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that local radio and television stations and broadcast networks have provided more than $44.3 million in free airtime to the critical issue of mental health through its OK2TALK Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign. That includes more than 392,019 broadcast airings. The campaign launched in July 2013.

As broadcasters' one year commitment to the campaign concludes, NAB announced that the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) will assume management of OK2TALK, and continue to support the growing online community of those who have sought help through the campaign's Tumblr page, OK2TALK.org.

"Following the tragedy in Newtown, OK2TALK was created to begin a conversation about mental health and encourage young people to feel comfortable sharing their experiences with mental illness," said NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith. "I am thrilled by the incredible support the campaign has received from broadcasters across the country and know OK2TALK has made a real impact on the lives of Americans. I am confident that NAMI is the perfect organization to lead OK2TALK into the future and will continue to champion mental health awareness within our country."

"NAMI has been pleased to work with NAB on the OK2TALK campaign as part of the national dialogue that was launched last year in conjunction with the White House Conference on Mental Health," said NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti. "We appreciate their trust in us to continue carrying its message forward. Talking and learning about mental health is especially important among young people. Approximately 50 percent of lifetime cases of mental illness occur by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24."

The PSA campaign, launched on July 23, 2013, directs people to OK2TALK.org, a Tumblr-based community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems can share personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. By inviting young people, their families and friends to add their voice in a safe, moderated space, the campaign encourages an organic conversation about mental health challenges and recovery stories. The site also includes resources for those seeking help.

OK2TALK.org has seen significant engagement in the past year, with more than 1.33 million page views, 35,475 followers and more than 8,400 personal submissions. The site has also garnered more than 140,300 clicks on the "Get Help" button, which takes visitors to mentalhealth.gov and suicide prevention resources.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.




Minorities with Mental Illness Suffer Dual Discrimination

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, an effort the Treatment Advocacy Center is supporting with a series of messages focusing on how people from racially diverse groups suffer dual discrimination.

America's mental health policies discriminate systematically against all of the nation's most vulnerable citizens - people with serious mental illness - but they double down on discrimination in minority communities.

African-American men in psychiatric crisis are less likely to be given a psychiatric evaluation for hospitalization than individuals with similar symptoms who are white, for example, and more likely to be sent to jail. What’s more, once they arrive in their cells, mentally ill black inmates are less likely to receive treatment than mentally ill white prisoners. 

Just this month, Psychiatric Services published findings that individuals from minority communities are less likely to receive adequate follow-up following discharge from a hospital - which we know makes them more likely to be rehospitalized or otherwise trapped in the revolving door of poor outcomes, including criminalization. 

"This study found low rates of follow-up, and even lower rates of adequate treatment, following discharge, across all racial ethnic groups and we found that blacks were significantly less likely than whites to receive any follow-up within 30 days of discharge," the authors wrote in "Quality of follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness among patients from racial-ethnic minority groups" (Psychiatric Services, July 2014).