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July 14, 2017

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 5:00 pm at Heritage Pines Clubhouse, NAMI Hernando will be presenting We Love the 80’s Lip Sync Battle, with all proceeds benefiting NAMI Hernando & Vincent Academy Adventure Coast. This event will include hors d’ oeuvres, a plated dinner, dessert and a fun filled night of entertainment.

To purchase tickets click here or contact NAMI Hernando’s office at 352-684-0004.

For Sponsorship opportunities please click here to download the sponsorship packet or click here to pay for Read More

    Tina helps remove the misunderstandings of mental health issues.  Learn the different shapes, sizes and early warning signs of mental health problems and what our community is doing to help in this arena.

    Episode #5) Town Talk with Valerie Ciaccio – Clarification on Mental Health Today Guest Tina Kinney, Director of  NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness  –

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    Co-op Reaches Out on Mental Illness

    Why Withlacoochee River Electric Co-op is filling an unlikely role in its community

    PublishedJune 13, 2017 AuthorMichael W. Kahn


    Co-op News Commitment to Community


    Withlacoochee’s David Lambert (third from left) with fellow supporters of efforts to bring Vincent Academy to the co-op’s service territory. (Photo By: NAMI Hernando)

    Mental health assistance isn’t typically an electric co-op responsibility, but one Florida co-op sees it differently.

    Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative has embarked on a Read More

    June 9, 2017

    By Suzanne M. Klinker

    Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System


    On May 31, the VA Secretary David J. Shulkin delivered his first “State of the VA” address highlighting the activity and direction of the Agency since his appointment in February. The address covered a wide range of topics, including health care access, community care and the Veterans Choice Program, accountability, and the quality of care provided to Veterans. In addition, he identified multiple Agency-wide priorities, such as reducing backlogs and Read More

    BROOKSVILLE — Gov. Rick Scott has made his state budget veto decisions, and several Hernando County projects — including the Vincent Academy of the Adventure Coast and the PACE Center for Girls — held on to their funding.

    Also funded was a new testing lab for Hernando County Mosquito Control and dollars for the first phases of tackling the complex problems of degradation on the Weeki Wachee River.

    Lost to vetoes were funds for both the Life Skills Center planned at the Read More

    Vincent House expanding to Hernando County

    Before seeking help from Vincent House, said Justin Shea, “I left a six month indentation on my parents’ couch… I wouldn’t go outside…” He explained that in high school he was energetic and outgoing, but then he was diagnosed with a mental illness. “And all that was taken away from me,” he said.

    Shea compares recovering from mental illness to recovering from a stroke.

    “If someone has a stroke, they have to learn how to Read More

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