July--NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
NAMI Introduces the #CureStigma Campaign Starting in May, during Mental Health Awareness Month, and throughout the year NAMI and the rest of the country will raise awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. This year, NAMI will launch a new awareness campaign called "CureStigma." The campaign, which builds on the successful #StigmaFree initiative, will position stigma as a harmful “virus” spreading across America―but one that is 100% curable. Why is this cause important? One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it. What’s the campaign manifesto? There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma. What activities will the campaign include? NAMI Ambassadors have teamed up for a nationwide public service announcement (PSA) to launch on May 1. The PSA encourages viewers to visit www.curestigma.org, where they can test themselves for stigmatizing beliefs. Visitors will receive information about how to get involved with NAMI and a special emoji/sticker pack for their phones.
Effective July 1, 2017 annual membership dues structure: 1. Household membership ($60) and is based on a single home address. 2. Individual membership ($40) 3. Open Door membership ($5) Dues are shared with NAMI, NAMI Georgia, and NAMI Rome
Kroger gives back a portion of member purchases through the Community Rewards Program to non-profit corporations. NAMI Rome is registered, and we ask you to create a Kroger Plus account, if you don't already have one, and go one step further by setting up NAMI Rome as a recipient. Here are the steps: