Statewide Information, Referral & Access Line

March 2013 We are excited to announce the Statewide Information, Referral & Access Line (IR&A). This line provides callers with information and referral resources for children and adults with mental health, behavioral and emotional healthcare needs. The line is available 24/7 to assist with locating mental health providers, finding support groups, connecting callers to information and educational activities and accessing other community resources. We are also here to assist people facing challenges with receiving Medicaid mental health services. The IR&A is sponsored by NAMI Collier CLEAR and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.     The IR&A line is free of charge and available anytime day or night.   The IR&A line is staffed by Certified Peer Specialists who are consumers/peers and caregivers/family members trained to assist individuals with mental health challenges and their family members. Peer Specialists answering these calls are professionals with the shared experience of living with a mental illness and/or caring for a family member with a mental illness. They understand the struggles and challenges that individuals and families face and are able to relate to the caller while providing the information, insight and direction they may need/want. They also communicate the feeling of hope and that recovery is possible.   Please click here or email hhawk@namicollier.orgfor our flyer and distribute to those you believe could benefit from this unique support.  If you would like to be added to our resource database or provide additional information on your program, agency or services please email the Access Line Coordinator, Heather Hawk at    We look forward to continued collaboration with you in our efforts to develop leadership among parents, family members and peers to effect statewide system change.     Most Sincerely,               Heather Hawk Access Line Coordinator                      Cindy Highsmith Myron CLEAR Program Director   Connecting Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Recovery Clearing the Way for Change in Florida           Stay Connected          Forward this email This email was sent to by |   Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. NAMI of Collier County| 6216 Trail Boulevard| Building C| Naples| FL| 34108

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