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March 9, 2012

Mental health speaker at NAMI Tuesday

ALBANY, Ga. — According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. One in 17 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. About one in 10 children live with a serious mental or emotional disorder.

Where to go for help? One major resource in this area is the Albany Area Community Service Board, a public, non-profit organization which provides services in mental health, addictive diseases and developmental disabilities. Mental health services include diagnosis and treatment.

Elizabeth McQueen, clinical director of the Albany Area Community Service Board, will be the featured speaker on the March NAMI Night on Tuesday evening, March 13. Her topic will be: Community resources for those dealing with mental illness. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in a conference room at Phoebe Northwest on the Dawson Road. NAMI signs will lead to the exact location.

The Albany affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presents NAMI Nights for the community on the second Tuesday evening of each month. These evenings are open to the public.

Following the presentation, those who wish may remain for one of two separate support groups: one for adults in recovery, and one for family members.

For more information about NAMI or mental illness, go to www.nami.org. For information about NAMI-Albany, search for “NAMI Albany GA Home” or call Pam at 229 343 8791.

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