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Review for NAMI Florida Inc, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was 5 years old when my mother was first affected with mental illness. She was hospitalized long term twice during those 50 years of dealing with the illness. Being young, the only explanation I was given was that my mother suffered a nervous break down. It wasn't until one of my younger brothers was stricken with schizoaffective disorder did I find NAMI. He was constantly suicidal and I wanted to help but I just did not know how. Through NAMI's Family to Family Education Class I learned a lot about these illnesses and how to deal with crisis. I acquired communication skills, amongst many other tools for coping and helping my brother. I saw how valuable NAMI was to me and I got involved in "giving back" to help others who were coming up behind me. NAMI has so many different support groups and education classes to help all people affected with a mental illness. Our state office does everything they can do to support the local affiliates, by way of trainings and advocacy work at the state capitol. I appreciate the entire organization.

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