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  • Mark Burchell awarded 2017 Board Member of the Year by Board President Susan Cesarini
  • Lexie Rilea, our latest ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Graduate.
  • Community Yogi leads our group at the Educational Dinner Meeting through Chair Yoga.
  • Speakers from Washoe Regional Transportation Authority with NAMI members
  • Treasurer Joseph Allen and NAMI Volunteer Kirsten Hanson at the 2016 Walk and Talk
  • Volunteers from Paws4Passengers at the NAMI Northern Nevada Walk and Talk 2016
  • Adam Hopkins, NAMI Nevada Training Chair and Jerry O'Brien, past President.
  • Pauline, Sandy and Gale at Macy's Shop for a Cause Day
  • Trish, Irene and Maggie (the furry one)
  • Jerry O'Brien, past President and NAMI Volunteer Kirsten Hanson

MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL DINNER MEETING                                                                    WITH GUEST SPEAKER! 


This month’s speaker is Jon Ray MFT has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years.  He started working in the field while living in Brazil, providing all types of mental health services to remote communities with little to no mental health resources.  Jon has worked in many settings including psychiatric hospitals, community clinics, NNAMHS/Mental Health Court and in private practice for 10 years.   Jon is the clinical director for Maple Star Nevada which provides a wide range of mental health services to our community.

Jon will be speaking on the topic of resiliency at the NAMI family talk on August 30th.  He will explain what resiliency is and why it is important for consumers and their family members, the harm caused by lack of resiliency skills, ways to improve resiliency, and how perception shapes resiliency.  Jon will present recent research on this topic as well.


NAMI Northern Nevada’s focus is to provide information to families and people living with mental illnesses in areas of advocacy, mental illness education, support and services and wellness skills.

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to bring a side dish if you are able and we look forward to seeing you.

Dinner begins at 6pm and the speaker or presention starts at 6:25 and we will be done by 7:30pm

Thursday, August 30th  at The Bridge Church at 1330 Foster Drive in Reno 


Please visit our Crisis Page for resources if you are in need of immediate assistance.



In The News: Nami Northern Nevada

November 22, 2016

We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care.

We need to send 20,000 more.

Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy.

Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two House Committee leaders who will help decide the future of health care reform, and urge them to move comprehensive mental health reform (HR 2646) forward.

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