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March 12, 2018

This Wednesday, students from across Idaho will have the opportunity to join with teachers for a mid-morning school walkout in solidarity against school violence. While we understand student motivations for wanting to walk out, NAMI Idaho encourages Idahoans to instead consider conducting a “walk up”, where students, teachers, parents and others can walk up to more »

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NAMI Statement On The Parkland School Shooting

February 19, 2018

NAMI Statement On The Parkland School Shooting Feb 16 2018 NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic school shooting that occurred yesterday in Parkland, Florida.  These tragedies impact our communities–our parents, our children, our school professionals, our first responders—the mental health of our whole country. The details are still unfolding and there are still unanswered questions, but more »

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Wood River mental illness alliance lobbies for mental health funding

February 9, 2018

  (KMVT/KSVT) — One Wood River Valley group is lobbying for mental health funding in Idaho at the state capitol. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) of the Wood River Valley spent last week talking with state representatives about mental health issues. They were joined by state officials for NAMI. The group was arguing for more »

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County pledges to be stigma free

March 9, 2017

Commissioners take pledge to end stigma around mental illness     The Blaine County commissioners took a pledge Tuesday to be “stigma-free,” making it one of the first entities to do so for the National Alliance on Mental Health’s campaign to reduce stigma around mental illness.     The three commissioners said the county has already been more »

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Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides?

September 13, 2016

(Reposted from National Geographic) Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides? Posted by Kelley McMillan on May 16, 2016 On a sunny morning in early March, Tom Slocum, a 57-year-old ski bum in Telluride, Colorado, walked up Tomboy Road, a popular hiking route that winds above the north side of town. An avid athlete and skier, Slocum moved more »

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