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NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: November 2007

  • Council Uses Technology to Reach Churches
  • Workshops Sought for 2008 NAMI Convention
  • Join NAMI Online

Council Uses Technology to Reach Churches

On October 10th, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, theyear-old Council on Mental Illness of the National Catholic Partnership for Disability hosted its first "Webinar" about how parishes can support people with mental illness and their families.

Thomas P. Welch, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and chairman of the Interfaith Council on Mental Health in Portland, and Sister Sharon Collver, a chaplain at the Oregon State Hospital, offered practical advice during the hour-long seminar that was conducted over the Web and attended by people at 50 sites around the country.

Read the full article from Catholic News Service

Workshops Sought for 2008 NAMI Convention

The NAMI 2008 Annual Convention Committee invites you to submit a workshop or poster presentation proposal for our upcoming convention, scheduled for June 13 - 16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

Workshops, which are 75 minutes in length, and posters will be presented on Sunday, June 15th and Monday, June 16th.

Visit the convention Web site to submit your proposal on-line or to download the proposal form. If you would like a workshop proposal form mailed to you, please e-mail your postal address to

Proposals are due in to the NAMI Convention Department by December 14th. 

Join NAMI Online

Did you know that you can now join NAMI online? With just a couple of clicks of your mouse and a contribution of $35 with your credit card, you can instantly become a member of your local, state, and national NAMI.

If you've never considered membership before, now is a great time to join with the hundreds of others who are showing their support for NAMI and joining the NAMI movement online each month. Together, we will make a difference for those whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness in America.

Join today!