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February 11, 2012

Mental health group to host presentation Thursday

ALBANY, Ga. — NAMI Albany, the Southwest Georgia affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is proud to offer to the public a presentation of “In Our Own Voice.”

Two members of NAMI Columbus who are living with mental illness and achieving recovery will be the speakers, according to a press release from NAMI Albany.

“The focus is on recovery and the message of hope,” the press release said. “Recovery is the point in someone's illness in which the illness is no longer the first and foremost part of his or her life, no longer the essence of all his or her existence.”

The program examines why people with mental illness often refuse to get help. One of the main reasons is the huge stigma associated with mental illness and the fear many people have of being called “crazy” or any of the other negative stereotypes associated with these illnesses.

The IOOV presentation consists of a short video divided into five segments along with the presenters’ stories. The five segments are “Dark Days,” “Acceptance,” “Treatment,” “Coping Skills” and “Successes, Hopes & Dreams.” Also included in the allotted time for the presentation is a period for questions and answers for each section. Audience members are encouraged to offer feedback.

Statistics from NAMI show that every year in the United States about 26 percent, or 1 in 4 adults, struggle with some form of mental illness. Whether it is severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, or personality disorders (just to name a few), many people in our communities are suffering in silence.

The public is welcome to “In Our Own Voice,” which is free of charge and lasts about 1 1/2 hours. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Phoebe Northwest on the Dawson Road in Albany. Look for the NAMI signs.

Following the presentation there will be support groups for two separate groups: one for family, friends andcaregivers and the other for people living with a mental illness.

For more information on NAMI Albany or this presentation, call Alan at (229) 883-3191 or click here.

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