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VOLUME XXVIII NUMBER 6 Winter 2011
NAMI Maryland Education Conference
A steady drumbeat of rain didn’t stop
people interested in mental-health
issues from attending the NAMI Maryland
annual meeting on Thursday, November 4.
People with mental illnesses, their families
and friends, health professionals, and
others converged at the Sheppard Pratt
Conference Center, in Baltimore, seeing
old acquaintances, meeting new ones, and
listening to presenters on a wide-ranging list
of topics, from helping combat veterans to
mental-health advocacy. Early in the day,
attendees were treated to an inspiring story
of recovery by Suzanne Harvey, a NAMI
Maryland board member.
Conference attendees were introduced to
Families are especially stressed when they of us have already experienced — the
NAMI Maryland’s new executive director,
cannot get timely care for a loved one who effectiveness of the NAMI Family-to-
Kate Farinholt, though many already
refuses care, despite obvious disability.” Family program. The other, by Dwight
knew her. As executive director of the
Health-care reform has been on everybody’s Dickinson, PhD, JD, chief of the
Metropolitan Baltimore NAMI for many
mind lately, and a workshop on the subject Neuropsychology Laboratory at the National
years, Kate has been an outstanding NAMI
answered a lot of questions about how Institute of Health, spoke about cognition
leader and advocate. (For more about Kate,
the legislation will affect consumers. and psychosis in schizophrenia.
see her letter on the following page.)
Executive Director of the Mental Hygiene
Administration of Maryland, Dr. Brian Suggestions for Future Conferences
Hepburn covered health-related issues, and
Whether or not you attended the
Daryl Plevy, Director of Maryland’s Mental
conference, we would like to get your
Health Transformation office, who covered
comments and suggestions to help us plan
legal issues. Don Slater, NAMI Maryland’s
future meetings. Are there topics you would
vice president, found the discussion “lively
like for us to cover? Would you be more
likely to attend on a Saturday or Sunday
Other sessions covered drug addiction than during the week? Is there a location
and mental health, older-adult caregivers, you think would be more convenient for
Some of the workshops covered subjects mental-health directives, the health status most Marylanders? Do you know of a
of interest to mental-health consumers and of people with mental illness, and how to company that would be interested in being
their families, some to professionals (who expedite access to Social Security Disability a sponsor? Send us your suggestions and
were eligible for Certificates of Attendance), Insurance and Supplementary Security comments at firstname.lastname@example.org!
and some to both. Dr. Steven Sharfstein, Income (SSDI and SSI).
A few months from now, we will be
Sheppard Pratt’s president and CEO, led a The conference included two keynote organizing a committee to plan the 2011
session that addressed issues raised when addresses: One, by Lisa B. Dixon, MD, conference, and we welcome your input
someone with mental illness refuses care, MPH, a professor of psychiatry at the so we can tailor the event to your interests
which, he said, “creates conflicts between University of Maryland School of Medicine, and needs.
civil liberties and right to treatment. gave clinical support to something many
From the Director’s Desk From the President’s Desk
Kate Farinholt Connie Walker, Capt, USN (Ret.)
A few weeks ago, I accepted a job I’m In late November, the Drudge Report’s
very excited about -- executive director of feature headline was based on a Reuters
NAMI Maryland. I left my post as article published in Chicago.
executive director of NAMI Metropolitan The headline appeared as an inch
Baltimore and began my new job on high black slash across the top of my
November 22nd. computer screen and it said, “Nearly 1 in
I’ve been involved with NAMI for 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009.”
15 years, first as a volunteer local and Typical Drudge, I wondered who at
state board member and eventually as Reuters had just figured that out.
executive director of the Metropolitan It turns out that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Baltimore affiliate, but I also have a personal connection. My Administration (SAMHSA) had just released the results of its
sister has had paranoid schizophrenia since she was 11 years old, 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health
over 40 years ago. As many of you can understand from your own Findings, with this announcement: “Too many Americans are
experiences, it has been a difficult journey for my sister and for not getting the help they need and opportunities to prevent and
my entire family. intervene early are being missed.”
Through the years, NAMI has played a major role in helping Another news flash, don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see any news
people like me and my family understand mental illnesses -- not agency flash on this issue.
only schizophrenia but also major depression, bipolar disorder,
The Reuters’ article focused on the impact of a record
addiction, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and
unemployment rate, noting that it’s at a 25 year high. I was
borderline personality disorder. But NAMI also has another vital
surprised that it didn’t mention the poverty rate in 2009 – 14.3%,
which, according to the Census Bureau, is the highest it has been in
NAMI’s advocacy takes two forms: One is legislative and systems more than 50 years. A search for a more comprehensive discussion
advocacy, in which we work to enlighten lawmakers and other about this survey and its findings led me to WebMD. It discussed
decision makers so they will create legislation and reform systems the following: the prevalence rates of mental illness in various age
affecting people with mental illness -- everything from health groups, our nation’s suicide and attempted suicide rate, mental
insurance to the criminal justice system -- with understanding illness and involvement in the criminal justice system; stigma as a
rather than ignorance and fear. continuing barrier to care … in other words, all of the things that
The other is personal advocacy. All of us at NAMI are dedicated to we’ve been talking about and working on to improve for years.
empowering individuals to be the voice of mental illness. It starts I hope the SAMHSA survey can help change attitudes and
with our programs, which include support groups and recovery- perhaps it can, if it receives the sustained national level and media
oriented programs run by people who have mental illness and their attention required to get through to Congressional leaders, State
families, such as Peer-to-Peer and Family-to-Family. and local government leaders, and simply stated, lots and lots of
Besides equipping individuals to deal with day-to-day issues, these people throughout the entire country. At the very least, this survey
programs give participants the resources they need to become will become one more excellent reference for NAMI to cite as we
ambassadors in the community, to provide information and foster continue to say, “No more cuts. The mental health system of care
understanding about mental illness among people of all kinds. in this country must be overhauled and reformed. Look at the
The NAMI community is filled with diverse members and problem. It’s not just us and we’re deadly serious. No more cuts.
volunteers who have valuable experience, insights, and a treasure Meaningful change.”
trove of collective knowledge. We are the experts. And through And then things will be quiet -- until the next news flash about
us, NAMI has tremendous reach. Each one of us represents another Virginia Tech … or a desperate father, unemployed and
thousands of people. We all have networks, even though we newly homeless, driven to kill his family and himself … or the
may not think of them that way. We have neighbors, co-workers, ever-increasing number of people with mental illness incarcerated
friends, and relatives. We belong to social groups, athletic in prisons and jails … or the alarming rate of PTSD and suicide in
groups, book groups, special-interest groups, religious groups, our Armed Forces and among our Veterans.
Continued on page 4 Continued on page 4
NAMI MD » Connections
2011 Public Policy Platform
Who are we? with the Maryland Mental Health Coalition, was successful in
minimizing the projected cuts during the legislative session.
NAMI Maryland is a statewide organization, with thirteen local
affiliates, dedicated to advocacy for and education of persons with In 2011 NAMI Maryland will advocate for:
serious brain disorders/mental illnesses, their families and the Financing of Treatment and Services
community. NAMI Maryland advocates for the public and private • Support revenue initiatives targeted toward increased funding for
resources needed to assure the availability, accessibility and quality mental health services, for example, a dedicated tax on alcohol.
of comprehensive mental health treatment and rehabilitative services • Monitor the implementation of insurance parity and healthcare
throughout the State of Maryland. reform to ensure compliance with federal law, maximize benefits
Our Core Values to persons with mental illness, and support policies that will
ensure that public and private health insurers provide adequate
• The belief that services should be relevant to the consumer’s culture mental health coverage.
and life experiences, and barriers to treatment such as lack of
• Continue to use funds for existing levels of care which provide
language access and lack of cultural competence must be eliminated.
services integration for the continuum of recovery-based mental
• The recognition that mental illness is a brain disorder and should health treatment and rehabilitative services. This includes
be treated with a level of understanding and competency equal to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, 24/7 crisis
treatment of any other chronic illness. services, and criminal justice diversion programs. As funding
• The acknowledgement that persons with mental illness can permits, expand these services to underserved communities,
effectively manage this illness with proper treatment and support, including in Maryland’s rural areas.
and often recover and live healthy and productive lives and that they • With the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the
have a right to plan their own goals, advocate for themselves and establishment of the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating
choose their own advocates. Council to assist in implementation of the Act in Maryland, the
• The belief that the practice of blaming family members for the system for mental health care delivery and payment in the public and
mental illness of their loved ones should be eliminated and, instead, private arena is undergoing significant review and assessment. We
that families be treated with understanding, compassion, and will advocate that any changes that occur provide for comprehensive
sensitivity. and integrated behavioral health care, ensure that a broad range
• The belief that families should be involved in ongoing mental health of mental health services are provided and allow for expansion of
treatment planning along with the consumer with the consumer’s services without loss of current services covered by public or private
Recent Background from the 2010 Legislative Session • Ensure that there are policies which require private insurance
companies to provide a full range of outpatient mental health
In the 2010 state legislative session, NAMI Maryland and its Public
services comparable to those provided by the publicly supported
Policy committee focused heavily on working with a coalition
of mental health and disability organizations to pass an alcohol
tax targeted toward funding services for people with disabilities. Access to Services
Although it didn’t pass, great progress was made in educating • Improve access to and availability of high-quality, culturally and
legislators and the public as well as in developing partnerships with linguistically competent and recovery-based mental health services
other advocacy groups. that promote best practices in care for all individuals regardless of
insurance status, ability to pay or geographic location.
Due to budget constraints, Maryland’s Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene unilaterally made the decision to close the Upper • Ensure adequate hospital bed capacity is available. Acute and
Shore Hospital. The decision was based on the fact that funding for longer term inpatient treatments are vital components in the array of
state psychiatric hospitals did not include a Medicaid match. Although treatment interventions and services that are necessary to assure a
it was viewed as a strategic cut by the department, there were concerns timely and durable recovery from the symptoms of mental illness.
about mental health treatment for Eastern Shore residents that were • Ensure that discharge planning and community reintegration are
expressed at that time, and that remain today. NAMI Maryland consumer-driven, with family participation whenever possible and
advocated for increased services on the Eastern Shore, which did result appropriate, and that housing, supported employment, and adequate
in some increased funding to the local Core Service agency, Mid-Shore therapeutic and community supports are included.
Mental Health Systems, Inc. • Ensure continuity of care and access to medications for consumers
There were significant cuts made to Maryland’s health and human regardless of where they are being treated and particularly when
services funding in 2010, however, NAMI Maryland, in partnership Continued on page 6
In Memorium—Raymond Clive Watson President’s letter from page 2
NAMI Maryland regrets the In the 21st century when it looks like our nation is not yet poised to
unexpected passing of one of its do more than what it’s been doing and, given the economy, is apt to
newest Board members, Raymond do less the work of NAMI Maryland and the work of our affiliates
Clive Watson, on October 18, is more vital than ever.
2010. Clive came to serve on the As we support and work
Board of Directors with a long with individuals and families
history of service in the mental Too many Americans throughout Maryland via our
health field and a true dedication education programs, support
to making a difference. During are not getting the groups, and services … let’s
his short period of service he was
help they need and find a way, now, to grow them
able to quickly contribute to many and do more.
discussions and help the Board opportunities to
As we engage as advocates
chart a path for decisive action.
prevent and intervene in the 2011 legislative
Clive’s commitment to improving the lives of those with mental session in Annapolis, and
illness was reflected not only in his NAMI Maryland experience, early are being
in Washington, D.C., the
but also in his work as the Adult and Elderly Services Coordinator missed. only sure thing is another
for the Prince Georges County Core Service Agency. In this role he uphill battle. Being prepared
also served on committees of a variety of government departments –SAMSA 2009 will mean being informed,
and agencies, sharing his expertise with other leaders as he did National Survey articulate, assertive, and agile
with us. His devotion to education and advocacy was similarly in our communications.
reflected in his long membership in the Anti-Stigma Project, where
Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do. We’ll need
he took yet another leadership role by facilitating an anti-stigma
to press even harder in the coming year. Working together, I am
training in Prince Georges County.
certain that we can and that we will.
Through his involvement for so many years in so many ways,
he has touched many lives and left us with a wonderful example
Clive is survived by his wife, Ann Margaret, and two children,
Meet Karin Kramer
Chelsea and Matthew Watson.
In January 2011, I joined the
NAMI Maryland team as the
Executive Director’s letter from page 2
new Communications and Fund
Development Coordinator. Over
and business groups. We have informal networks of people we the past 10 years, I have worked in
communicate with by phone, e-mail, text message, Facebook, marketing and development at the
Twitter, and LinkedIn. American urological Association,
SAT-7, and the United Way of
Through those networks, we can educate people of all kinds,
Hampton Roads. I am amazed by how
including community leaders and decision makers, and in doing
many lives are touched with the small
so, we can improve not just the laws we live by but also the many
staff of NAMI Maryland. I look forward to raising awareness
other systems in our community -- criminal justice, education,
about such an impactful organization.
even faith communities.
Help us spread the word. Leverage your networks. And if your
personal networks include decision makers, community or
business leaders, or people in the media, please let us know.
Join Public Policy Committee Help review bills,
Together, we have the power to make a difference. formulate positions, or write testimony. This is a chance to
make your voice heard in Annapolis. Contact NAMI Maryland
at email@example.com.To view NAMI Maryland’s Public Policy
platform, go to www.namimd.org.
NAMI MD » Connections
Family Advocacy for Supported Employment Project Program Overview
Bette Stewart, Consultant/Trainer the Team Liaison to the State; and Steve NAMI Maryland offers an array of
University of Maryland Evidence-Based Practice Reeder, MHA’s Chief of EBP Services and education, support, training programs and
EBP Evaluation. services for consumers, family members,
NAMI Maryland in collaboration with the The Family Advocacy Team attended providers and the general public. Over
Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration a day and a half training, at Dartmouth the past year, the state of Maryland has
(MHA) is participating in the Johnson & College, focused on learning the principles benefited from the multitude of services
Johnson – Dartmouth Community Mental and practices of supported employment provided by our affiliates.
Health Program’s Family Advocacy for then began to develop goals and a plan to
Supported Employment Project. In August promote consumer and family advocacy for
PEER EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR
2010, NAMI MD and MHA submitted a supported employment. INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
joint application to participate in the project,
As a kick-off activity, Bette Stewart and NAMI Maryland’s peer-led education
joining Connecticut, Illinois and Vermont
Steve Reeder introduced this project at the programs are wrapping up their fall courses
(awarded in 2008), Missouri, Ohio, Oregon
NAMI Maryland Education Conference and will graduate a crop of newly educated
and South Carolina (awarded in 2009) and
November 4, 2010. It was evident from the and empowered individuals and family
Kentucky, the District of Columbia and
questions raised that families are in need members impacted by mental illness. In
Maryland in 2010.
of accurate information about supported 2010 nearly thirty NAMI Peer-to-Peer and
The goal of the project is to begin engaging employment to help them become advocates NAMI Family-to-Family Education courses
and educating family members, consumers for these services in their communities, to have been taught across the state. Those
and family advocacy groups about the role understand the important role work can play thirty courses graduated over 350 people
of supported employment (SE) in recovery in recovery, and to encourage participation in participating affiliates. NAMI Maryland
from mental illness. Many Maryland in this service. wants to thank all of the teachers, volunteers
counties offer high-fidelity evidence-based and staff members who have made this
supported employment programs for The Family Advocacy Team is in the
possible: your hard work continues to
individuals in the public mental health process of gathering educational materials
greatly help your community.
system. This project can promote increased as well as contact information for supported
demand from consumers and family employment sites, in order for affiliates In November 2010 an In Our Own Voice
members, resulting in more individuals to use when responding to calls from presenter training was held at St. Mary’s
accessing this effective approach to consumers and family members. The team Seminary in Baltimore, MD. Eleven
employment. members will soon be available to present people completed the training and will
at NAMI affiliates’ monthly informational be conducting the In Our Own Voice
The first step in the project was to meetings. As the group begins its work Program in their local areas. With these
develop a Family Advocacy Team. MHA in Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery new presenters we hope to surpass the 125
identified areas in Maryland where there Counties the team will welcome input from presentations completed this year.
are established evidence-based supported all Maryland affiliate chapters regarding
employment programs, and local affiliates families’ experiences with supported PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR
in those areas assisted in identifying employment services. INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
individuals to participate on the Family
Advocacy Team. The Team consists The team is interested in comments or Peer support programs are integral to
of Maryland NAMI family members stories about you or your family member’s NAMI’s central missions. Support groups
and MHA staff dedicated to promoting experience with a supported employment are the backbone of grassroots support for
awareness of SE in the state. Members program or with any type of vocational those coping with the stresses of serious and
include Donald Reed, a current Family program. Please send your comments to persistent brain disorders. NAMI Maryland
to Family teacher in NAMI Montgomery firstname.lastname@example.org. For more currently offers over 25 peer-led support
County; Vanita Leatherwood, Director of information on this project, please go to groups through our affiliates for individuals
Communications NAMI Howard County; www.dartmouth.org and click on the J&J living with mental illnesses or for their
DeDe Pucino, Vice-president NAMI Dartmouth icon. For more information family members.
Frederick County; Clarissa Netter, MHA about supported employment go to http://
The NAMI Family Support Group is a
Director of Consumer Affairs; Bette www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/resource/
structured peer support group model in
Stewart, volunteer coordinator for NAMI’s supported-employment-evidence-based-
which pairs of intensively trained individuals
Family-to-Family Education Program, and practice-toolkit-48852.aspx.
Continued on page 7
Public Policy Platform from page 3
transitioning from institutional care to community living. Special Populations
• Adopt incentives to increase and sustain a better qualified mental • Ensure access to appropriate and timely services for veterans in all
health workforce, including training for peer specialists, psychiatric stages of recovery, regardless of discharge status or disability.
rehabilitation paraprofessionals and direct care workers. • Provide dual diagnosis programs for treatment for those with both
• Require that service providers prioritize access to services to people substance use problems and a mental illness so that both conditions
with serious and persistent mental illness, providing oversight and are addressed at the same time and, if possible, at the same site.
advocacy through well-trained care managers. Services should • Provide improved coordination and treatment for individuals with
use an integrated consumer centered approach that may take co-occurring disorders including substance use, developmental
professionals out of the traditional office setting to a location that is disorders and functional limitations.
comfortable for the consumer. • Develop policies that recognize and provide for the unique needs of
• Provide solutions that support treatment of and assistance to aging caretakers of people with psychiatric disabilities.
individuals with severe mental illness who do not acknowledge • Develop suitable, non-discriminatory community residences and
their illness and/or resist treatment and who, without treatment and the same improved services for elderly persons with serious mental
supports, present a danger in the community. illnesses as for other adults.
• Provide easily accessible emergency services, available 24 hours
Criminal Justice and Forensics Issues
a day, seven days a week in professionally staffed crisis centers or
• Ensure that individuals entering the criminal justice system are
psychiatric emergency departments.
screened at point of entry for serious mental illness and co-occurring
Services and Supports for Adults disorders and that provision is made for services to be provided to
• Provide adequate, effective and coordinated mental health treatment address their needs.
and services in all areas of Maryland based on a Recovery Oriented • Ensure that a statewide continuum of care is provided for persons
System of Care model. with psychiatric or co-occurring disorders who become involved
• Ensure that evidence-based practices are utilized to provide the most in the criminal justice system, including Crisis Intervention Teams
effective services. (CIT), jail diversion programs, In-Prison Therapeutic Community
• Provide coordinating services for consumers, such as case (ITC) programs, mental health courts, and other forensic services,
management, to assist in their recovery wherever they reside. along with the supports necessary to provide safe and effective
• Provide safe, affordable housing for individuals with serious mental services in the community.
illness. • Make provisions for post-release medication, identification, and
• Ensure medical care and psychiatric care are coordinated to address access to treatment providers in the community.
the health needs of the whole person. • Recommend training for corrections, judicial, and law enforcement
• Provide meaningful employment opportunities with supports available personnel to promote effective and compassionate interaction with
for all levels of abilities, including supportive employment programs people living with a mental illness.
and other programs to help individuals succeed in the workplace. Quality Monitoring, Accountability and Accreditation
• Eliminate policies that create barriers to employment for individuals • Improve data collection, promote outcomes measurement and
with mental illness. ensure accountability in mental health services delivery, including
promoting new technology to maximize service delivery.
Services and Supports for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
and Families Research
• Implement an effective, comprehensive, statewide system of care for • NAMI Maryland supports both effectiveness and efficacy-based
children and youth with mental health needs and their families based research, focusing on severe and persistent mental illnesses,
on a Recovery Oriented System of Care model. especially those with marked burdens of disease.
• Allow parents wherever possible to retain custody of their children, • NAMI Maryland recognizes the wealth of research institutions
with adequate supports, regardless of their ability to pay. within Maryland and supports efforts to collaborate across
• Provide limits on the use of restraint and seclusion for children. institutions, organizations and programs to develop research
protocols to further investigation into mental illness and its causes
• Train teachers, school counselors and primary care providers in early
detection of mental illness and in making referrals to appropriate
mental health professionals. For more information, contact Kate Farinholt, Executive Director,
• Ensure that parents are full participants in their child’s Individual NAMI Maryland at: email@example.com or 410-884-8691
Education and Treatment Plans. This platform was approved by the NAMI Maryland Board of Directors on
December 30, 2010.
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SAVE ThE DATE!
Date Event Location
January 7-9, 2011 Connection Recovery Support facilitator training St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, MD
February 8, 2011 Advocacy Day and Rally at the State Capitol Annapolis, MD
February 25-27, 2011 Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer training Maritime Conference Center
May 15, 2011 NAMI Walks for the Mind of America Silver Spring, MD
May 21, 2011 NAMI Walks for the Mind of America Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD
To be announced: Various teleconferences about mental health, mental illnesses and resources
Are you a NAMI affiliate leader? Are
you a relative or an individual with a
Program Overview from page 5 mental illness? A health care provider?
Local NAMI Maryland Affiliates A friend or employer? A concerned
who have lived with mental illness in their community member?
NAMI Allegany ......................... 301-724-2866
families facilitate peer groups focusing on
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sharing useful information and problem
upcoming teleconferences of interest to
NAMI Carroll ............................ 410-857-3650 solving.
YOU! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Cecil ............................... 443-955-4963 NAMI Connection, a recovery-oriented and put “NAMI Maryland Listserv” in
NAMI Frederick ........................ 240-379-6186 peer support group program, is based on the the subject line.
same NAMI support group model in which
NAMI Harford ....410-879-0111/410-893-4968
pairs of intensively trained individuals living
NAMI Howard ........................... 410-772-9300 successfully with mental illness facilitate CONNECTIONS is published quarterly by
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Illness of Maryland. Letters, articles, and
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NAMI Metro Baltimore ............. 410-435-2600 responses are welcomed and encouraged.
and provide mutual support. There are 13
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Maryland NAMI peer education or support May 15, 2011 (Summer Issue)
NAMI Washington ..................... 301-824-7725
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become a peer facilitator or teacher, please Nov. 15, 2011 (Winter Issue)
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