NAMI to host events for Mental Health Awareness Month

April 13, 2018

The Wood River Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is rolling out a series of support material that is part of NAMI’s ongoing StigmaFree campaign. According to a news release from the organization, the campaign aims to change the way the community views and treats mental illness. Organizations and business owners can more »

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NAMI IDAHO SUPPORTS THIS WEEK’S STUDENT “WALK UP”

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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