The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro, Inc. (NAMI- NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides free support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who live with mental illness.
As the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we work collaboratively with our state and national affiliates and other stakeholders in the community to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health system.
Support and Education: NAMI’s guiding principle is “families helping families.” To this end, we offer the following free psycho education courses throughout the year:
Family-to-Family, Homefront, Peer-to- Peer, and NAMI Basics courses. Additionally, NAMI-NYC Metro offers more than 20 ongoing support groups for individuals living with mental illness and their family members. Groups are facilitated by trained peer volunteers.
Public Education: Our events bring together panels of experts (psychiatrists, public officials, lawyers, and other professionals,) as well as family members and people living with mental illness, to present information and lead discussion on a broad range of mental health issues.
Annual awareness and fundraising events include our fall Seeds of Hope gala and NAMI WalksNYC. Our office also houses the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library, which has the latest books on mental illness. The library, which includes computer terminals, is open to all.
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High School teachers in Ghana have been on strike for the past week for non-payment of some teachers’ salaries. It also happens to be the examination week before the Christmas break. A High School teacher I spoke with confirmed he had not been paid for three months. Other teachers mentioned higher figures.As at Friday the 13th of December 2019, serious negotiations behind closed doors had been ongoing between the Teachers’ Union and the Ghana Education to resolve the impasse.That, in a nutshell, sums the state of education in Ghana.
BLACK WALL STREET
Prior to the massacre of May 31, 1921, when a mob of white men over two days burnt the black district of Greenwood to the ground, it was one of the most Affluent African American districts in the entire United States.Founded on Indian Territory in 1906 by Mr. O.C. Gurley and his family, a wealthy land owner, who purchased 40 acres of land in Tulsa, named it Greenwood after a Mississippi town. Gurley was able to purchase this land through the Dawes Act. A US Law that gave land to individual Native Americans and many Black Sharecroppers looking for better opportunities in a post-Civil War era and from racial oppression.Oklahoma was considered a safe haven and became home to more than 50 black townships in the State.
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While the holidays are meant to be a festive time surrounded by family and friends, it is not uncommon to experience an increase in stress or anxiety during this time. Between busy travel schedules and crowded shopping malls, it can be hard to feel confident that everything will get done in time. The tips below will help you keep your stress at a manageable level, while reminding you of what is most important during the upcoming holiday season!
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