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FILM: BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

Monday, February 24 – 6:30pm

Miller Center for the Arts

Reading Area Community College

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they channel grief into community organizing in an attempt to reset the narrative.  https://millercenter.racc.edu/blood-doorstep




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New 8 Week Family-to-Family begins Tuesday, March 3 through April 21, 2020 in Reading.  See more information in NAMI Programs and Services.

Call 610-685-3000 to register.

 




 

The Next 8 week Peer-to-Peer Education Program begins Friday, March 13 through May 1, 2020 in Reading.  Find information in NAMI Programs and Services.

Call 610-685-3000 to register.

 




COMING SOON 

To Berks County

Ending the Silence

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Thank you for your support in making
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day on October 16th a Success!  We raised over $300 for NAMI Berks County PA!



“Dear Stranger”
Letters to Strangers is a global youth-run organization seeking to destigmatize mental illness.  Founder Diana Chao shared her story and strategies to improve mental wellbeing at Kutztown University on October 16th.  
*In case you missed seeing her at KU, here is Diana’s TEDxTeen Talk:  





“Adopt a Highway” Clean-up Day October 12th!🌎
THANK YOU to all who volunteered for our 2nd “Adopt a Highway” Route 61/Centre Avenue clean-up day on October 12th!   Our next clean-up day will be spring 2020.  Thanks to Denise Zimmerman for organizing this event! 



 

Thank you to the Presenters at our Public Mental Health Education Series Presentation held at McGlynn Conference Center, Alvernia University

Thursday September 26, 7:00pm

Getting Mental Health Care in Berks

Edward B. Michalik, Psy.D., Berks County MH/DD Administrator and Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging

Lydia Singley, Berks County HealthChoices Program Director

Amy Groh, Service Access & Management Director of Crisis Services

How Do You Access Mental Health Care in Berks County?

  • The Role of Family
  • Who Are the Providers
  • How Are Providers Accessed
  • The Role of Insurance Coverage
  • Availability of Entitled Coverage
  • Who Are the Decision Makers Determining Care



Thank you to Lloyd Wertz for the presentation on Self and Community Advocacy!

Free Public Mental Health Education Series Presentation held at McGlynn Conference Center, Alvernia University

Tuesday June 25, 7:00pm

Self and Community Advocacy -Why Bother?

NAMI Berks June 25 Speaker Event flyer

Lloyd G. Wertz, M.S.

Vice President, Policy and Program

Family Training and Advocacy Center

What is the safety net when the safety net fails?

  • What Services are Essential to support the Seriously Mentally Ill Consumer?
  • Treatment in the Corrections System
  • Mental Health Community Programs
  • Tools of Advocacy
  • Creating Legislative Relationships
  • Essential Learning – the Advocate Toolbox

 




In The News: NAMI Berks County PA

April 11, 2019

In the NAMI Berks County PA office, we have a lending library of books, DVDs, and other resources on mental health conditions, diagnoses, relationships, lifestyle, parenting, etc. 

You are welcome to borrow books and other items from our library.  See the listing of books through our LIBIB account:  https://namiberkspa.libib.com/

 

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