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NAMI celebrating acceptance and support with a street party

Tyler Ryan and NAMI's Zee Brown discuss a free event in Chapin

CHAPIN SC (WOLO) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Chapter is hosting a Street Party on Saturday at the Tipsy Toad Tavern in Chapin.  According to MAMI Executive Director Zee Brown, the event is an annual celebration of acceptance and support. “We’re looking forward this in-person experience and are grateful for our supporters during what has been an…

Mental Health Advocates Push this Session’s Issues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Citizens will gather in the State House rotunda Thursday for Mental Health Advocacy Day. The press conference takes place at 10:30 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Speakers will include S.C. Dept. of Mental Health Director John Mahill, members from the National Alliance on Mental Issues and numerous state representatives and senators. Good Morning…

WATCH: Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Advocates say far too often you only hear about mental illness when an act of violence is committed. Wednesday at the South Carolina State House the point was made that only 6% of those with mental illness have violent tendencies. That means 94% of the mentally ill do not have violent tendencies. Advocates say in comparison…

Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The State House on Wednesday hosted Mental Health Advocacy Day. Representatives with the South Carolina chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as members of several law enforcement agencies met with lawmakers. NAMI advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding. NAMI SC Executive Director…