NAMI Walk 2015Mark your calendar for our Annual Walk for Mental Health! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Railroad Park, 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Registration fee is $20.00 a person.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you all there again this year!

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People with Disabilities Rally to Stop Budget Cuts

Pending Budget Cuts Hit Mental Health Agencies Hard

Don’t forget to put our monthly meeting on your calendar. We have some great speakers that will be NAMI Smartstalking to us about the SMARTS program; the step by step tools and hands on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference.
“Telling Your Story”
Real stories are the most potent motivator for legislators. Telling Your Story guides you through writing and delivering a concise and compelling version of your story that will serve as the springboard for your advocacy.







NAMI AL Email Action alert (4-2-15)Did you know that state legislators count each email as representing the views of as many as 10 of their constituents?? Every email that we send packs a punch, so each person who contacts their legislator can make a huge difference!
Below is an action alert from NAMI Alabama which ALSO has a good example of an email draft that people can use and personalize. It really only takes about 10 minutes to write two legislators—one Alabama House representative, and one Alabama senator. Just make sure to change the “Dear Senator Whomever,” to “Dear Representative Whomever.” Please find a list of your Senators HERE.



Most of you have heard about the closings of the psychiatric offices and hospitals in the area. For those Alabama residents who have been affected and are wondering where to go for Mental Health Care please check this website out.