3136 W 4th Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

NAMI along with Sharing Hope is in need your help to get the word out!! Be sure to tune in to KHVN radio.

Mental illness affects one in four families in America. African American families are no exception. However, as numerous studies have highlighted, lack of education on mental illness and stigma prevent many members of this community from seeking mental health treatment.

Across the nation, congregations of all denominations bring African American families together and provide emotional support to their members. Researchers have found evidence that many African Americans seek help from the clergy more frequently than from health professionals. Mental health issues are no exception. When coping with mental illness, African American families often look for guidance, support and understanding from their faith community.

It is for these reasons that NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families, is seeking to partner with African American congregations to share much needed mental health education and support.

If you would like NAMI Tarrant County /Sharing Hope representatives to come to your church, family day event, school or place of employment to present the 1- hr. life changing presentation or to speak with your Pastor about the presentation, please contact Joi Bernard @ 817.332.6677 or 410.929.3588, email: [email protected] or fax 817.423.6793 to schedule available dates and times.

Added by joibernard on August 17, 2010

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