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TRAINING JULY 24-26, 2015
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you are in crisis, 
call the 24 HOUR ACCESS HelpLine 1-888-793-4357
Everyone has mental health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mental health as:  A state of well-being in which a person realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution 
to his or her community.

The CDC defines 
mental health conditions as:
Health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination of those) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.

http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/
422 8th Street SE, Washington,DC 20003 Office: 202-546-0646   Fax: 202-546-6817   
Join NAMI DC
for weekly 
Support Group 
every 
WEDNESDAY
7 PM
at Hill Center 
(Old Naval Hospital)
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE 
enter building on the 9th Street side)

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NAMI DC 
BOARD of DIRECTORS
Officers

Dr. James C. Jones
President 
(president@namidc.org)

Jean Harris, RN, MSN, CNA
Vice President 
(vp@namidc.org)

Vacant
Treasurer

Mary H. Beckett, BBM
Secretary 
(secretary@namidc.org)

Board Members
Karen Devalera, JD
(kdevalera@namidc.org)

Mary Jean DiPietro
(mdipietro@namidc.org)

Phillip Lartigue, JD
(plartigue@namidc.org)

Dr. Fred Munford
(fmunford@namidc.org)

Kristal Wortham
Executive Director 
(ed@namidc.org)
FOCUS GROUP OPPORTUNITY 

(scheduled mid-July) 
Discuss recommendations for improving quality of care in psychiatric hospitals as well as after discharge.

Requirement: You must be 18 years or older and have had inpatient psychiatric hospitalization within the past two years. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to participate in a focus group interview. 

In-Person
Appx 90 minutes
$50 gift card for participating

Contact Ashli Barnes at Barnes@ncqa.org or 202-995-3571 for additional details..

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
SCOPE of PROJECT: Quality measures for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program. Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. and NCQA are contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for this work.
SURVEY ON PEER SUPPORT

SAMSHA is inquiring about 
which NAMI affiliates are working on promoting peers in the behavioral health workforce, in particular adult consumers. This can include training, certification and other efforts that are designed to be inclusive of peers as providers 
(particularly interested NAMI affiliates 
located in in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV).

The Center for Mental Health Services values your feedback.  Please click on the following link to complete a brief customer survey
http://cmhssurvey.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA.gov
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.