NAMI SC Screens The Other Brother

NAMI SC Screens The Other Brother

‘Brothers’ by Tom Flowers

NAMI SC Screens The Other Brother

‘Sad…..and wonderful!’ was a comment from the NAMI audience.

Yesterday we screened The Other Brother at the annual NAMI SC Conference in Columbia, SC. It was our largest audience yet of approximately 150 people. During the Q&A we gained some understanding of Jesse’s challenges, behavior, and writings. It was clear that if he was a young adult today we as a culture would be much more able to identify his illness and help him. It was a reminder of how far we’ve come even though there is much, much more to do. Please consider getting involved with the NAMI chapter in your state. http://www.nami.org/

From the Executive Director:

‘The Other Brother is a wonderful presentation of art, illness and the connectedness that is shared. We were so fortunate to present a view into the life of someone that our members can relate to and experience. Our conference tries to offer a perspective of how widespread and all encompassing illnesses are and how often we overlook the beauty, pain, and successes that are achieved. Thank you so much for sharing this powerful story with our NAMI Conference Attendees.’

Bill Lindsey
Executive Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness South Carolina (NAMI SC)

NAMI SC Screens The Other Brother

From the NAMI website:

Who We Are

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

What We Do

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.

We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

 

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