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NAMI-WRV  Executive Director

Job Description:  NAMI-WRV  Executive Director Job Profile Under the direction and the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the key management leader of NAMI Wood River … Read more

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NAMI WRV Exec. Director Speaks about Mental Health to Boise State NPR

NAMI Wood River Valley: Busting Myths, Inequities In Quest For Mental Health By George Prentiss July 10, 2020 Boise State Public Radio How are our law enforcement — nationally and … Read more

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Wood River Valley Hispanic LatinUS Conversation on CIT

Our country is coming together to address the need for change nationwide.   And, here in the Wood River Valley we are also are focused on Equality, Equity, and Unity.  What will … Read more


NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans May 29, 2020 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and … Read more

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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would … Read more


Understanding Psychotic Breaks

By Ryann Tanap | Mar. 20, 2017  When you hear the phrase “psychotic break,” what comes to mind? Probably nothing good. In everyday conversation, the phrase carries a negative meaning … Read more


Help Build the Mental Health Movement

By Laura Greenstein | Mar. 29, 2017 Together, we are a movement. Our movement explains what it really means to experience mental illness. Our movement shows people experiencing mental illness … Read more


Family Survival Guide

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under … Read more

When kids with mental illness can’t live at home

January 31 Kelly Burch Many of Christine Walker’s friends are just starting to help their teenage children plan to leave home, whether for a job, college or a gap year. … Read more