Affiliated with National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] and NAMI Florida Sept/Oct 2006
NAMI Pinellas County, Florida, Inc. • NAMI Info Line:  791-3434 • E- Mail: email@example.com
From the President Harry Theofanus
NAMI National Conference and Press Conference on Depression
As I promised to you, after our return from the Conference we, Johnny Limbaugh and I, will be
reporting our findings of the events and meetings that we took part. We will start with:
“In Our Own Voices” (IOOV), is a unique recovery education program that provides inside and
offers hope of recovery for people with mental health issues. Key program topics were the practical
education tools that it uses to fight Stigma and increase awareness about the true nature of brain disorders,
commonly known as mental illnesses. The presentation also covered issues frequently faced by those dealing with severed
mental illnesses such as; the Dark Days, Acceptance, Treatment, Coping Strategies, then Successes, Hopes and
The in our own voices (IOOV) program presentation was a huge success and is Ideal for:
a. Persons living with mental health issues. (it gives hope)
b. Family members (they see possibility of recovery)
c. Faith communities (accept mental illnesses as brain disorders)
d. Universities and professionals (enhances understanding of real life of living with mental illnesses).
“Crisis Intervention team” (CIT) Program. The presentations reflected the diverse levels of the program from the early
days of its development to the full implementation of the Memphis Model and beyond.
The presentations used general sessions and workshops that addressed the development, implementation and effectiveness
of the CIT teams. Also innovative programs for the diversion of persons with mental illnesses from the Criminal Justice
system were introduced. Keynote speakers were among others, well known Major Sam Cochran and Dr. Randy Dupont
from Memphis Tenn.
The second National Conference of the CIT team program will take place in Orlando Florida on September 25, 26 and 27,
2006 ( our Johnny Limbaugh & Terry Taggart will be attending and take an active part).
“Multi-Cultural Action Center Summit”. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together advocates of different races/
ethnic and cultures from across the nation to address the disparities to mental health that affect the multi-ethnic multi-race
multi-cultural communities that make up our nation.
The goals were to: Draw national attention to the existence of disparities of these communities in mental health treatments.
Also to create a national partnerships and common strategies to help the crisis faced by these diverse communities, and to
Draft a report with recommendations to be used as an advocacy tool at State and National levels.
The Summit featured: Problem solving sessions, Policy and research briefings, and workshops that address different racial/
ethnic groups. see conference on page 3
Hospice - Sept 7, 2006, 7PM Your NAMI Membership Expires on...
Please check the mailing label on the top right corner of your
Duncan McCormic - News & Views. The date printed is your membership renewal
Public Defenders Office date. If it is time for renewal or past due, please fill out the renewal
membership form on the back page of this newsletter, and mail it
Hospice -Oct 5, 2006, 7PM with your payment to the treasurer. It will help cut down the cost of
postage in mailing renewal notices.
Elliott Steele - Thank you for your cooperation,
Vincent House Anne Jones, Membership Chair
Page 2 Sept/Oct 2006
Y ou’ve got questions? choices. These
She’s got answers. on different
EXECUTIVE BOARD Question: What do anti-depres- the brain. The ma-
Harry Theofanus, President sants do and why are there so many of jor ones are sero-
them? tonin, norepineph-
Nancy Durstein, Vice President
Answer: As a practitioner, I get rine and dopamine.
Steven Thompson, Secretary
Jerry Scheg, Treasurer. asked this question all the time. It can get The largest group
Stacy Freskos, Past President
very confusing and medication may not al- of anti-depressants
John Jones, Past President
Donald Turnbaugh, Past President ways be necessary. When I am evaluating works on serotonin. They are called SSRI’s.
Elliott Steele, Past President someone with depression the first question That stands for selective serotonin re-uptake
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is whether this is truly an episode of depres- inhibitors. They increase the amount of sero-
sion or a response to something that has tonin by blocking the amount the body usually
happened. Sometimes you can feel de- absorbs. They are indicated for depression, anxi-
EXECUTIVE COORDINATORS pressed or trapped because all of your en- ety and panic attacks. In this group is Prozac,
Dick Durstein 727.784.5780
ergy is going toward things that you have no Paxil, celexa, lexipro and zoloft. This class is
John Jones 727.544.4543 control. I will often give a consumer a copy usually the first -line choice of many providers.
Crisis Intervention Team CIT of the Serenity Prayer, which will help them The next group includes effexor and
identify how much control they really have. cymbalta, which increase serotonin and
Bernadette Ackerman That can provide the consumer with options norepinenphrine. These are helpful with de-
Dr. Krishan Batra pression and chronic pain. There is also
they didn’t realize they had. Also looking at
Lynn Rosenthal sleeping and appetite patterns is helpful. remeron which works a little different, but is
Lynn Hill Someone’s mood is greatly affected by a very helpful for insomnia and poor appetite.
lack of sleep or poor nutrition. Promoting The last anti-depressant is wellbutrin or
COMMITTEES healthy lifestyle changes, exercising, paying zyban. It increases dopamine and
Bernadette Ackerman attention to your own needs and taking con- norepinephrine. It can increase energy and help
Education with focus and concentration. It can also help
Nancy Durstein trol are some changes that can be made and
with quitting smoking. It can cause insomnia if
Speakers Bureau have a real effect on mood. These changes
Marge Eskenas/Lynn Rosenthal
can be made with the support of a good thera- taken too late in the day- so take it early.
Telephone Chain/Library Remember, all these medications take time
Stacy Freskos pist! A therapist is a guide that will help the
Support Groups to work. But I have seen improvement quickly
consumer navigate a different path to re-
Lynn Hill because the decision was made to finally get
Family-to-Family covery. help, and THAT is the most important decision
Anne Jones When the depression is severe enough of all.
Membership for use of an anti-depressant, there are many
Breaking the Silence
Holiday Party End the Mystery Awards Banquet
Fran Rowse/ Lois Lindsey
Welcoming Celebrating 20 years of progress and Mental Illness Awareness Week. NAMI Pinellas is
Terry Taggart hosting our 3rd Annual ETM Awards Banquet. Date: Saturday October 7th Time: 6-10pm
Peer Support Location: Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park This year we are having a
Newsletter Hawaiian Luau, Hawaiian music and Hula Dancing. It will be a fun evening with prizes and
Donald Turnbaugh festivities. This is an important event for NAMI PC. We need your support. Please plan to
attend and bring family and friends. Let’s make this years banquet the best so far.
NAMI-PC Website John Jones, Event Chair
Terry Taggart, Bob Pitts
Johnny Limbaugh Upcoming CIT training class: October 2nd thru Oct. 6th, 2006
ADVISORY COUNCIL Location: Sunstar EMS Building, 12490 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL.
Travis Finchum Crisis Intervention Training is a 40 hour specialized course for law enforcement officers.
Martha Lenderman Law enforcement officers are generally the first response to crisis events. The CIT program
Pat Siracusa provides education about mental illness and how to handle someone who is experiencing a
Judy Turnbaugh crisis.
Page 3 Sept/Oct 2006
Conference from p.1
“Support and Recovery Programs” For our Peer to Peer group, we received information from the Peer to Peer Resource
Center that we know will be very helpful to our group goals. The purpose and goals of the center is to help to bring Peer-to-
Peer program the recognition it deserves, and to ensure that Peers are an integral part of recovery systems nationwide. All
information is self-reported by the representatives of these programs, the Center does not vouch for quality of listed programs.
“NAMI ADVOCACY DAY “June 29th 2006. The day started with a Legislative Plenary session, the State leaders and
advocates were given summaries and talking points on the issues that they may be addressing with their representatives on
the Hill and asked to focus on the main once 4 to 5 duo to the limited time.
Medicaid Reform Act. Housing reform cuts. Children’s Legislation. Decriminalize mental illnesses. Mental
illness Insurance Parity. Veterans Issues. Discrimination Funding for Mental illness Research and Services Our
Nation must maintain and increase its involvement of research and services.
On July 11, 2006 the Press Conference of Depression Survey sponsored by NAMI National took place at the Radisson
Hotel in St. Pete as scheduled. The survey found that the financial consequences of depression are 75% higher for Floridians
than the national average. Results reveal that many Floridian living with depression have symptoms of other related conditions,
such as bipolar disorder or generalized anxiety disorder that have not yet been officially diagnosed. In fact, while 72% of
respondents indicated that presence of symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder – a disease that often coexists with depression
– only 23% of those respondents had been officially diagnosed. Additionally, the survey showed that many Floridians living
with depression are under-treated. While studies demonstrate that a combination of prescription medication and psychotherapy
enable the most effective treatment of depression symptoms, less than 1/3 of Floridians living with depression are currently
receiving both treatments
The survey was conducted on line by Harris interactive among 2880 people in five state samples (California, Florida, New
York, Ohio, and Texas) and 882 people from a national sample for a total of 3542 respondents over 18 yrs of age. The total
responds in Florida was 542. On behalf of NAMI-Pinellas I want to thank NAMI-National for selecting our affiliate; a big
thank you to Dick Durstein, our Executive Coordinator, for his efforts to coordinate the survey and the press conference.
Also a big thank you must go to our board member Dr Krishan K. Batra, M.D., Mary Warner from Vincent House and
State Representative Leslie Waters for their participation as speakers at the press conference.
Meet Amanda - Executive Director of NAMI Pinellas
My name is Amanda Smith and the Board of Directors of NAMI Pinellas has chosen me to serve
you – our members, consumers, their friends and families, and our community – as the organization’s
I come to NAMI Pinellas with a background in the for-profit field. However, in 2001 I served on my
first nonprofit board and found the work so rewarding and life-changing that I knew that I couldn’t
remain in the business world for much longer. A little over a year ago I moved to St. Petersburg and
began working for the first time in the voluntary sector.
My areas of research and interest
include economic implications related
NAMI Pinellas Helpline Vignettes:
to mental illness and medication adherence, major depression,
By Dick & Nancy Durstein
borderline personality disorder, and issues surrounding mental
health of incarcerated individuals and, in particular, jail suicide. Too often a call comes in like this one in August: Desper-
It has been a dream of mine to work with an organization like ate mother reports 24 yr. old son had been threatening
NAMI Pinellas—a group with the power to make a daily impact suicide. She had police Baker Act him. Three days later,
on those we seek to reach in Pinellas County. Through a 20- he was discharged in unstable condition refusing to take
year history of volunteerism and selfless dedication NAMI the one med he had been on before and disliked. Was
Pinellas has aided countless individuals and their families; I’m now in the street waving his arms yelling at cars to hit
looking forward to helping continue this legacy of success. To
him. She was awaiting police response, but what could
our hundreds of consumers, members, and volunteers: Thank
you so much for your selfless devotion to NAMI Pinellas. With
she do this time to avoid same result. Reply: Fax crisis
your help, we can continue to make profound impact in the unit with complete history and stating it takes 10 days to
area of mental health. stabilize him on a med—and don’t use that last one.
I am here to serve you – I can be reached at Follow up with social worker. On release, try to get him
firstname.lastname@example.org and welcome your to sign a Healthcare Surrogate form so you can
comments, suggestions and feedback. I look forward to meeting be involved in all decisions in the future.
all of you. Most respectfully, Amanda Smith
Page 4 Sept/Oct 2006
Nancy K. Doyle
Nancy left us on Sunday, July 16, 2006. She passed at Mease Countryside Hospital, at the age of 54. The
wake was in Clearwater on Wednesday the 19th and the burial the next day in Safety Harbor. NAMI Pinellas
presence at both services was very well attended.
Nancy was a registered nurse at Bay Pines VA Medical Center and an active member of NAMI Pinellas. She
served on the board for many years, helped at support groups, was in charge of
circulation of our News & Views Newsletter, took charge of the first Silent
Auction at our End the Mystery October function, and most importantly, was
chairperson of our Family-to-Family program. She did an excellent job by
arranging the 12 week program at the VA and also in North Pinellas.
Nancy always had a smile on her face and made everything look easy.
In November of 2003, we featured Nancy on the front page of our News &
Views and here is part of what she wrote: “My interest in mental health
issues began upon my graduating from college 29 years ago. Since then, I
have been involved in the mental health community where I lived and
worked advocating for services/ programs for persons who have been
diagnosed with a mental illness. Believing that education is power, I have
been active in providing education to the community, family members, and
consumers over the past several years.
Recently NAMI National challenged local NAMI affiliates to submit the paper work to obtain one of 10
grants to support additional Family-to-Family training programs across the US. NAMI Pinellas was
selected as one of the sites chosen for the grant and I look forward to providing this program to our local
community.” Well, she did exactly what she said.
I’m Free www.nami-pinellas.org
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. Log on to our website and get all the latest news on
I’m following the path God laid for me. mental health and find many useful links.
I took his hand when I heard Him call. We welcome recommendations/suggestions. Email
I turned by back and left it all. Webmaster David Vaughn at: dvaughn@IntNet.net
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task left undone must stay that way; News Views”
Need extra copies of “News & Views
I found that place at the close of day. IN COLOR!!!
If my parting has left a void, then fill it Go to our website www.nami-pinellas.org select
with remembered joy. Newsletters and click on News & Views.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with these times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. Memorial Donations:
My life’s been full. I saviored much. Pinellas
Good friends, good times. A loved one’s touch. acknowledges and thanks
Perhaps my times seemed all too brief.
Douglas & Thekla Schwarz
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
for their donation
Lift up your heart and share with me.
in memory of Thomas Hammond.
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Page 5 Sept/Oct 2006
CIT: CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS UNITE MENTAL HEALTH & LAW ENFORCEMENT
Submitted to www.100ideas.org by Donald Turnbaugh
Law Enforcement in Florida can change the face of mental illness in communities across the state. And, it can
be done not only cost-free, but also with cost savings! How law enforcement responds to behavior influences how society
views that behavior. To learn how to deal with the behavior of persons with mental illnesses, particularly when in crisis,
uniformed police officers and sheriffs’ deputies volunteer to participate in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program
by first attending a 40-hour specialized training course. The techniques and knowledge learned, coupled with implemen-
tation of an operational CIT-Program, benefits persons with mental illness and their families. And, equally important, it also
benefits the mental health system, law enforcement, the courts, jails, hospitals, and the general public.
With no taxpayer funding, the CIT program: increases treatment and decreases hospitalizations; increases community
placement and decreases jailings; increases patrol time and decreases court time; increases morale and decreases prob-
lems; increases well-being and decreases injuries; and, increases professionalism and decreases law suits.
As CIT is more than just a training course, implementation of a model operational CIT-Program is essential to the success
of this idea.
IMPROVING THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH -
www.100ideas.org by Donald Turnbaugh
On August 3, 2006, NAMI Pinellas members: Dianne Steele and Judy Turnbaugh were among the more than
twenty speakers who made presentations before State Representatives Kevin Ambler
(Tampa, Rep.-H-47) and Gayle Harrell, Chair, Health Care General Committee (Port
St. Lucie, Rep.-H-81). The meeting was billed as an “Idearaiser” to be used by the Florida
Legislature to plan and direct the future to “improve the state of mental health” in Florida
for the next twenty years. The approach was to seek “bold new policy” and for attendees to
“think outside the box.” However, there were some restrictions on the boldness and the
box, as the ideas are to: effect day-to-day life; focus on the future; and not expand government”
Dianne and two Members of Vincent House, Ron Wells and Debbie Cibik, spoke on the
value of and contributions ICCD Clubhouses make to communities. Judy spoke on the need StateRepKevinAmbler
of long-term supervised housing for those persons who are so severely ill that planning for with Gayle Harrell
their “recovery” without adequate residences is a huge gap in services and a real “road-block”
on their “road to recovery.”
Some of the presenters were from other NAMI Affiliates: Carl Reed, NAMI Polk County, George Thomas, NAMI
Hillsborough County, and Linda McKinnon, NAMI Florida. They and other presenters offered improvements for:
the 211-information system; housing, employment and friends; consumer empowerment; effective medications; a collaborating
effort by a provider network; parity & off-label drugs; self-directed care; longer rehabilitation; a central data base; Grading
the States report by NAMI; prevention based efforts for babies; legislators and providers; housing and the homeless;
fragmented services; more FACT teams; developmental disabilities information sharing; and, a consumer web base.
The best piece of advice was offered by Representative Ambler: Contact your legislator when they are not in session);
make you legislator your “best friend;” make frequent visits to legislator’s office; and, legislators don’t know about our
issues if we don’t tell them.
If you would like to review some of the over fourteen ideas related to mental illness submitted on the statewide website, or
submit some better ones of your own, go to: www.100ideas.org and follow the instructions. Vote for the ideas you agree
with as legislators give more weight to ideas rated higher by their constituents.
Page 6 Sept/Oct 2006
National Suicide Hotline to Operate for
Two Additional Weeks
A s NAMI reported on StigmaBuster Alert August 11,
2006, the nation’s largest suicide hotline, 1-800-
SUICIDE, is scheduled to go out of service. But instead
B everly Arfaras is the focus for the column this week.
She is a client at Directions’ and lives in an ALF in
Tarpon Springs. She sees her doctor
of this occurring on Saturday, August 12, as previously
announced, the operator of this hotline has been given a
two week extension. Negotiations are still in progress that
every month and makes sure that her may prevent the number from going out of service.
medications are working fine. She However, NAMI is still urging the public to be aware that
is a religious person and believes the alternative number for those in crisis is 1-800-
whole-heartedly in Christ. She 273-TALK.
cooks once a month at her ALF and
likes comedy programs and Police News Flash from the North Pole!!!
Officer programs. She recommends people read the Bible
and put kids in Sunday School. Beverly is fun to talk to and
is a good person.
H o Ho Ho from the North Pole!!! Up here at the
North Pole the Holiday Elves are making early plans
for your NAMI Pinellas Holiday Party. Last year’s all new
You can read about people like Beverly in every edition of and bigger party was such a success and enjoyed by
the News & Views. everyone that we are making plans to again hold the party
If you would like to learn more about NAMI PC consumer at The Salvation Army, 1625 N. Belcher Road,
programs you can reach me at Clearwater. This larger facility is perfect for our NAMI
email@example.com or (727) 443-4715. You family and friends to enjoy the festive Holiday Party. It will
can also visit the consumer section of our website by going be on Saturday December 2nd from 11-2 PM.
to NAMI-Pinellas.org and click on Programs on the left We will have entertainment by Bill Ebersberger and his wife
and click on Peer-to-Peer. Thank you. Lauri with lots of singing and dancing. There will be a
delicious Holiday dinner with the ever famous “Paula and
Enjoy your summer time, but remember to mark December
Chip Correll Memorial Scholarship 2nd from 11-2 for the annual HOLIDAY PARTY.
See you there, Ho, Ho, Ho, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus
T he family and friends of Chip Correll have set up a
scholarship to benefit students with mental illness in
our community. This scholarship is ongoing at the St. Pe- Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services Appre-
ciates 15 Years of Service
tersburg College. Chip was an active consumer advocate,
NAMI Pinellas Board member, wrote and published
“Overcoming OCD & Schizophrenia with God in My Life”.
He valued his education and encouraged others to do the
M arge Eskenas has served 15 distinguished years on
the GCJFS Board of Directors. Marge received
recognition and thanks during the November GCJFS BOD
same. meeting. MIke Bernstein (Pres/CEO of GCJFS) and our
The criteria for the scholarship is that the applicant be en- very own team from NAMI, Elliott and Dianne Steele,
rolled at any campus of the St. Petersburg College as a full Bob Pitts and Lynn Rosenthal paid tribute to Marge. Marge
time or part time student and has been diagnosed with a was awarded a mini Torah sculpture for her dedication to
mental illness. Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services.
To receive an application or further information, please
call Dee Nelson (727) 725-4796 or email Next Family-to-Family Class
Support Meetings in Tampa
N AMI Pinellas is pleased to announce the next F2F
class will be on Monday evenings 6-9 pm starting
Sept 18 through Dec 4, 06 at the Garden House located
N AMI Hillsborough holds support meetings every
Sunday 7:30 – 9 PM at the Town N Country Hospital,
Tampa. Facilitator: Linda Green 813-925-8302
at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. If you are
interested please call Lynn Hill 727.947.7533 of Joe
Page 7 Sept/Oct 2006
LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL
ILLNESS ALL ACROSS FLORIDA - Submitted to 100ideas.org by Donald Turnbaugh
Establish group homes across the state for persons with otherwise, would be in ERs, jails and/or prisons, on the
chronic and persistent mental illnesses staffed on an around- streets homeless, or in-and-out of state hospitals.
the-clock basis and administered by a nationally Franchisees must adhere to stringent requirements and
recognized not-for-profit organization. They would standards. This standardization of programs, treatment,
solve one of the major societal problems of how to humanely facilities, equipment, supplies, operation, etc., would reduce
house and treat persons with severe mental illnesses who, costs across the board. Residents would gain dignity,
stability, and an improved quality of life.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: A REPORT FROM THE CAMPAIGN FOR MENTAL HEALTH RE-
FORM - Information researched and submitted by Donald Turnbaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Campaign for Mental Health Reform is a national partnership of sixteen organizations whose collective goal is to
make access, recovery and quality in mental health services the hallmarks of the nation’s mental health system. In July
2005, their report, Emergency Response, a roadmap for federal action on America’s Mental Health Crisis, is a call-to-
action to address the tremendous human and financial costs of unmet mental health needs. The Roadmap presents a
constructive set of seven steps to successful mental health reform that will implement the vision of the President’s New
Freedom Commission (July 2003).
The report is available online at: www.mhreform.org . Questions about the report or the Campaign can be directed to
email@example.com The names of the participating organizations follow:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological association
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org
National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
National Empowerment Center
National Mental Health Association
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
USPRA: United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Dates to Remember:
September 25-27, 2006: National CIT Conference, Orlando. To register: Contact http//cit.fmhi.usf.edu
October 11, 2006, 1:00 p.m.: Mental Health Coalition Quarterly Meeting/Pinellas County, Clearwater
October 1-7, 2006: Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 7, 2006: NAMI Pinellas County’s “End the Mystery” Fundraiser www.nami-pinellas.org
December 1-3, 2006: NAMI Florida Annual Membership Meeting, Orlando. www.namifl.org
March 27-28, 2007: NAMI Florida WALK (March 28th) and Advocacy Training (March 27th), Tallahassee.
June 20 - 24, 2007: NAMI 2007 Annual Convention, San Diego. www.nami.org
NAMI Pinellas Views
News & Views NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
1st Thursday of each Month 1151 Lemon Tree Lane
Education: 7:00 pm Palm Harbor, FL 34683 PERMIT No. 7096
3rd Thursday of each Month
Board of Trustees: 6:00 pm
Support: 7:30 pm
Every Monday at 6:30 pm
Location for all above meetings:
The Hospice of the FL Suncoast
5771 Roosevelt Blvd. RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Clearwater, FL 33760
Editor: Yiota Theofanus
Circulation: John & Anne Jones
Mail to: Yiota Theofanus
1151 Lemon Tree Lane, Palm Harbor 34683
Deadline for articles for next issue:
Oct 10, 2006
ADD/RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP AND/OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM
Name: _____________________________________________ Phone: [ ] _______________________
City: ______________________ State: ________________ Zip: _____________
___Open Door $3 ___Individual $30 ___Family $40 ___Supporter $50 Please circle one: New Renew
Relation to Consumer: [Check only one]
__Adult Child __Consumer __Friend __Parent w/child under 18
__Sibling __Parent of adult __Spouse __Professional
Ethnicity: Optional [Check one]
__African American __Asian __Hispanic __Native American __Caucasian __Other
Did this member join through Family-to-Family? __Yes __No ___ I would like to become a volunteer
Donations: $25 $50 $100 $ ___
Make check payable to: NAMI Pinellas County, Florida Inc. and mail to the treasurer:
Jerry Scheg, 5001 3rd Ave. S. St. Petersburg, Fl 33707-1913
Thank you for your support
Memberships are tax deductible