THE AREA'S VOICE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND DEDICATED TO
IMPROVING THE LIVES OF THOSE TOUCHED BY MENTAL ILLNESS.
May 14, 2015
Dear Friends in the Mental Health Community,
It is with sincere disappointment that NAMI of Southern Nevada has made the decision to cancel our annual NAMI Walks 2015 event that was scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Sunset Park.
The Walks Planning Committee made this recommendation to the NAMI Southern Nevada Board of Directors due to the lack of funds being raised and the lack of community support at this time. The vote to cancel was a unanimous decision by the Board. The funds that were raised would not have covered the costs to host our event.
To our few sponsors and to those of you who have raised money for this event, we thank you for your efforts and support. It has not gone unnoticed. You continue to support NAMI of Southern Nevada and help us provide free services to those in our community who suffer with mental illness and their families. Again, we thank you!
NAMI of Southern Nevada would like to present two options to our sponsors, team captains, and donors:
- We will refund 100% of all monies donated for this event; OR
- With your permission, we will continue to use the donated funds to provide dental services to those suffering with mental illness who have no insurance.
Please respond to me via e-mail as soon as possible regarding which of the above options you would prefer. We will act on your decision immediately. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Board Director/ Walks Planning Manager
NAMI of Southern Nevada
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About NAMI Southern Nevada and CIT (Crisis Intervention Team Training)
CIT programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Our Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Depart and many local mental health care providers actively participate in Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), an innovative police-based, first responder program of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. CIT supports collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
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NAMI Southern Nevada General Meetings...
General Meetings are held the second Tuesday of EVEN months at:
So. Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
6161 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.
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