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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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July 05th 2016:Understanding, Support and Advocacy: From an Individual's Mental Health Diagnosis to the Impact on the Family

When a loved one is diagnosed with a mental illness, we do everything we can to support that person. What we fail to realize is that it is just as critical to provide support to the entire family and to recognize the impact of this diagnosis on the entire family unit. During this show you will hear from a family member who turned her experience into empowerment, helping families understand and advocate for their loved one with mental illness. We will discuss the impact on the family, the work that the family needs to do to help themselves as much as their loved one, and hear about options avai

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Marcy Rose

Marcy Rose, a retired registered nurse, has been a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Buffalo & Erie County for over 15 years serving as President from 2012- 2016. NAMI, a grassroots organization of volunteers, was founded in 1984 and focuses to educate, assist and advocate for those affected by mental illness. She is a NY State Trainer of NAMI’s free Family to Family 12-week course about mental illness and is trained in teaching NAMI’s Homefront, a 6-week course for families of veterans and active military. As a community advocate, she assists with Crisis Services’ Crisis Intervention Training for police officers and first responders, speaking about the family pe
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