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CIT in Action
Recovery in the Justice System: An Interview with Tracy Love
Wellness educator Tracy Love lived with mental health conditions for 20 years before being diagnosed. She had to go to jail before she got help.READ MORE>>
Mental Health in Schools: A Role for School Resource Officers
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, NAMI has been flooded with questions about how to recognize mental health conditions and keep schools safe. READ MORE>>
Guns and Mental Health Care: Finding the Right Solutions
With Congress at a standstill, what lies ahead in the relationship between guns and mental health? Get some perspective from our national policy expert. READ MORE>>
NAMI Utah's Advocacy in Mental Health Courts
Law Enforcement in Small and Rural Communities
On TV, huge teams of police officers race to a crime scene. The truth is, most police serve small towns and are working with limited resources. These agencies need NAMI more than ever! READ MORE>>
NAMI CIT Center Webpage Gets a Facelift!
The NAMI Center webpage has been refreshed, with a new simple navigation and more emphasis on news stories and personal stories. A new section, Getting Started, brings together all the resources available for starting and sustaining CIT programs. FAQs provide quick answers to common questions. We link directly to the University of Memphis CIT Center, to help you find your local CIT program and to the NAMI CIT for Youth Resource Center, which hosts our step-by-step manual for starting CIT for Youth. You can find the webpage at www.nami.org/cit. Please email email@example.com with your suggestions and comments.
New Resources on Building Partnerships for CIT
NAMI has released two new resources designed to help NAMI Affiliates and criminal justice systems build stronger partnerships. 13 Things NAMI Affiliates can do to Support Local CIT Programs, is designed to help NAMI Affiliates become active partners in their local CIT programs. It includes a range of ideas for building partnerships and making the most of existing partnerships. The second resource, 14 Ways to Engage with your NAMI Affiliate , is designed to help criminal justice system partners recognize the benefits of working with NAMI and provides practical strategies for reaching out. If you have tips or ideas to add to either resource, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.