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National Alliance On Mental Illness

Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

HAMMOND | Protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Wednesday in Hammond, demanding a stop to the federal sequestration and cuts to mental health services.

August 14, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Chicken dinner sales Friday in Valpo aid NAMI Porter County

VALPARAISO | National Alliance on Mental Illness Porter County will be selling Nelson's Port-a-Pit chicken from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the corner of U.S. 30 and Washington Street (parking lot of Walgreen's).

August 08, 2013 12:05 am

NAMI offers family education program

VALPARAISO | The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Porter County will sponsor the NAMI Family to Family Education Program specifically for families and friends of a person diagnosed with a serious mental illness.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS's solution still fails to offer immediate help

GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS's solution still fails to offer immediate help

After months of feeling consumer pressure, the Indiana Department of Child Services suggests launching a pilot program to address children with mental health issues.  Under intense media pressure and parents testifying to the legislative study committee, the department tosses millions of dol…

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Barb Layton

Barb Layton

Barb Layton is executive director of NAMI Porter County (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

September 30, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana DCS director resigns over involvement in case

INDIANAPOLIS | The director of the Indiana Department of Child Services resigned Monday amid allegations he improperly intervened in a DCS neglect case involving his grandchildren.

September 24, 2012 4:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: A first step toward helping children in peril

The Indiana Department of Child Services announcement Monday of a plan to help children in peril — severely mentally ill or developmentally disabled children who need intensive treatment — is a step in the right direction. These are children who were falling through the gaps.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am

Class offered for parents of children with mental illness

PORTAGE | The Porter County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor the NAMI Basics Education Program, specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

Campagna offers children family-based treatment for mental illness

The ripple effect is rooted in the belief that we are all connected by our shared humanity and possess the ability to impact life, regardless of our differences. As a licensed therapist, I find the continuing stigma associated with mental illness surprising, especially where it concerns children.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am

NAMI offering peer-to-peer classes

PORTAGE | National Alliance on Mental Illness of Porter County will offer peer-to-peer classes beginning April 3.

March 12, 2012 12:00 am

NAMI brings support group to Portage

PORTAGE | Dealing with your own mental illness or that of a loved one isn't easy.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
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