Jan 14, 2020
Lori Krinsky
National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI

One in five people has a mental health concern. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, is committed to building better lives for individuals living with mental health conditions and their families. I would like to speak to your group about mental health awareness and the many programs NAMI offers locally. We go beyond our support groups and have opportunities for schools, faith leaders, police, and college bound students. We offer courses for individuals living with mental health conditions and their family members, and we have ongoing programs at local hospitals.

bio:  While raising my three children I did a great deal of volunteer work including helping to pass overrides for school construction, serving on the board of the local League of Women Voters, and working on an alternative local newspaper. When my son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I had to focus  primarily on supporting him for about seven years. After I took a Family to Family class from NAMI in 2016, I decided if our family’s mental health situation got to a manageable point, I would do my best to help others through their family’s mental health journey. I now serve as the President of the NAMI Central Middlesex affiliate and help with advocacy efforts at the state level.