Front and back of our T shirt for sale for $25. Call Debbie at 281-782-4550 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Debbie designed the T shirt! Proceeds go to the foundation.
This is a watercolor Debbie drew of a hummingbird. It reminds her of how fast Sean was at so many things. He spoke fast, thought fast, and - until too many tickets slowed him down - drove fast.
Prints are available for sale for $50. Call Debbie at 281-782-4550 or email her at email@example.com to order.
Many students need to do community service as part of their school requirements. We can use help organizing and promoting events, social media, and in the office. Or other ways you might suggest!
Students can help the foundation in lots of ways
All of society benefits when there are safe responses to mental health crises. You never know when the person in crisis may be you or a loved one. Taxpayers also benefit by having fewer lawsuits and damages to pay when a crisis results in injury to police or consumers.
NAMI Statement: The Santa Barbara Tragedy;What Can Communities and Families Do?
ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2014 – Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara:
"NAMI shares the sadness of other Americans over the Santa Barbara tragedy and extends our sympathy to the families of all who were killed or wounded. NAMI is an organization of individual and families affected by mental illness and we also recognize the pain experienced by the family of Elliot Rodger, who was responsible for the tragedy.
Clear facts in tragedies often emerge slowly. It is especially important not to speculate about diagnoses through the news media or rush to judgment about what went wrong. However, it does seem clear that Mr. Rodger received some mental health treatment and at least one welfare check by police.
When tragedies occur, it often is because something in the mental health care system went terribly wrong. It is important to closely examine each case and determine what contributed to the tragedy. In this case, police officers served as first responders and were required to make determinations that should have been made by mental health professionals. This is often the case in communities across the country, but no matter how compassionate or well -trained police officers are, they are not mental health professionals. It is not fair to place them in that role.
Families and communities want to know how to prevent future tragedies. Basic steps include:
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Father of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Meets With Victim's Dad above.