On October 6, 2016, we received the 2016 Service Award from the Howard County Commission on Disability Issues
Top Affiliate Walk Award for 2016
At the Annual Meeting of NAMI Maryland, NAMI HC was recognized and received the Top Affiliate Walk Award for 2016. Thank you to everyone who donated, walked, served as a Team Captain or volunteered in some way to make this event successful.
Remember, if you haven’t donated there is still time. Contributions will be accepted until July 21st– just designate that your gift is for NAMI HC. Go to www.namiwalks.org/Maryland .
May is Mental Health Month
NAMI HC has launched an Anti-Stigma Campaign to bring attention to the variety of ways we stigmatize people with mental illness in our community.
We are asking everyone to sign our Anti-Stigma pledge.
While acceptance of certain groups of people has increased greatly over the past 50 years, specifically those with AIDS, breast cancer, those of different races, and those with disabilities, this tolerance has not yet been fully extended to individuals with mental illnesses. It’s important now more than ever that we strive to live in a stigma free community; so, please join our campaign and tell your colleagues, family, and friends.Go to the navigation on the left hand side “stigmafree#iamstigmafree” to sign the pledge form.
TOP AFFILIATE RECOGNITION!!
NAMI Howard County has been selected as the “Top Affiliate of the Year” at the NAMI MD Annual Conference on Friday, October 16, 2015. Beverley Francis-Gibson, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors, Juliette Jenkins were on hand to accept the awards. They were given awards from Kate Farinholt, Executive Director of NAMI Maryland and Senator Ben Cardin for the community outreach, advocacy, education programs and support groups they provide year round to local residents. This is a great recognition for all the hard work that our staff, board members and volunteers provide every day in our community.