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ADMH Events Calendar Details for October 2012
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5th

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
BethOMoss@gmail.com | shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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7th

Out of the Darkness Walk - Huntsville
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Brahan Springs Park, 500 Drake Avenue SE, Huntsville 35801

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2012.

For more information, please contact Jan Neighbors:
256-652-9709 | jan.ma@knology.net

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12th

Regional Meeting - Preparing for the Future
AL-APSE

10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
AIDT building, 15 Technology Court, Montgomery 36116

Join us for an informative workshop to increase professionals, self-advocates and parents knowledge for planning for individuals with disabilities future needs. Attorney Robert Cornelius will discuss::

  • Understanding Public Benefits (SSI/SSDI)
  • Making Decisions about the Future
  • Creating an Effective Plan
  • Developing a Special Needs Trust Fund

Event Flyer

For more information, please contact Samantha H. Wadsworth:
205-870-5999 | Samantha.Wadsworth@rehab.alabama.gov

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12th

“Unmasking Mental Illness” Annual Gala
NAMI - Mobile

5:30 - 8:30 PM
Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile 36608

Join us for food, cocktails, music and silent auction

Honorary Chair: Former Mayor Michael C. Dow

To purchase tickets, please visit: www.namimobile.org

Event Flyer

For more information, please contact Connie Ewing:
251-709-3044 | khani52@comcast.net

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13th

3rd Annual Friends and Family Walk for Mental Illness Awareness
NAMI - Mobile

8:00 - 10:00 AM
University of South Alabama, Intramural Sports Complex, Mobile 36608

Proceeds from the Gala NAMI Walk will be used to:

  • Provide educational and support programs to persons with serious brain disorders and to their families such as Family-to-Family, Basics, In Our Own Voice and Connections programs
  • Support public education programs designed to help eliminate the stigma surrounding severe mental illness
  • Advocate for improved services, housing, rehabilitation and meaningful jobs
  • Advocate for nondiscriminatory and equitable federal, state and private sector policies

These efforts are important because millions of Americans (current estimates are one in five families) are living with mental illness. For example, of all hospital admissions in the U.S. in 2006, 22% involved patients with mental illness. Even more startling is the impact the total cost mental health has on our society, which is now estimated at over $200 billion a year in the U.S.

Mental illnesses are biological disorders that can affect people of any age, religion, race or income. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing.

Event website and Registration Information

For more information, please contact Connie Ewing:
251-709-3044 | khani52@comcast.net

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13th

Out of the Darkness Walk - Dothan
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

8:00 - 11:00 AM
Houston County Farm Center, 1701 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan 36301

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2012.

For more information, please contact Rose Blakey-Phillips:
334-792-9814 | wiregrasssuicidepreventionservice@yahoo.com

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14th

Out of the Darkness Walk - Tuscaloosa
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Ferguson Center Plaza and Quad, 4501 Arboretum Way, Tuscaloosa 35404

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2012.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Keyes:
205-323-4433 | keyes44@gmail.com

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21st

Out of the Darkness Walk - Daphne
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 - 4:45 PM
Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main Street, Daphne 36526

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2012.

For more information, please contact Lisa Dunn:
205-335-1876 | ldunn@afsp.org

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25th

Prospective Community Provider Orientation
ADMH

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Alabama State Capitol Auditorium, 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery 36130

Quarterly one-day mandatory orientation for individuals and organizations interested in becoming community providers.

Orientation information
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2012

For more information, please contact the Office of Staff Development:
334-242-3177 | staffdevelopment@mh.alabama.gov

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