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NAMI schedules monthly meeting

ALBANY, Ga. -- Elizabeth McQueen, the clinical director of the Albany Area Community Service Board, will be the featured speaker Tuesday during the March NAMI Night.

McQueen will speak on community resources for those dealing with mental illnesses during the monthly open meeting held by the Albany affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization that deals with mental illness issues.

The Albany Area Community Service Board is a public nonprofit organization that provides mental health, addictive disease and developmental disability services in the region. Those services are especially valuable because the National Institute of Mental Health says that one in four adults experiences a mental health disorder during a given year, and almost one in 10 children live with a serious mental or emotional disorder.

Following Tuesday's NAMI Night program, which starts at 6:30 at Phoebe Northwest on Dawson Road, support group sessions will be held for adults in recovery and a separate session for family members.

For additional information about NAMI or mental illness, go online to www.nami.org. For information about NAMI-Albany, search the Web at "NAMI Albany GA Home" or call Pam at (229) 343-8791.

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Williehreid 2 years, 4 months ago

I had to leave Albany in 2002 because politics ruled mental health cases, i.e; family and friends got involved in evaluations, positive character references were recruited from outside the local area, and the courts took sides against men if women with drug problems or domestic violence allegations were involved. I've since lived in Florida and Alabama and have not observed similar abuses of the system.
Is anything in the works to investigate the courts, insure VA involvements, and insure evaluatuions are objective?

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