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Personal Narrative: Getting Help for Mental Illness in Collier County

NAMI Collier County
Bonnie K.

NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness since the late 1970s. It is one of the nation’s leading voices on mental health, and has hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations, and volunteers, including several here in southwest Florida. On today’s show we’re going to meet a woman named Bonnie K. who got help from NAMI Collier County for her mental illness. She went from being homeless, to having an apartment near the nonprofits Sarah Ann Center, and she now works part time there answering phones. We’re also joined by Whitney Strohmayr, she’s Director of Development for NAMI Collier County.