Our President, Ed Murphy, was one of seven honored by Putnam Community Service Network. Ed was presented with the Ruth Dain Voluntary Service Award.
The article from the Courier included this in their article on “Movers & Shakers“ shown hereRead More
The NAMI Putnam County information is directed from the left column.
Many of the following posts are very interesting posts from National NAMI.Read More
What is CIT?
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.To Read More
Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.