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Monthly Meeting:  The monthly meeting for July will be on Tuesday, July 25th from 7-8pm.  Our guest speaker is Dan Boyd, Executive Pastor at LakeRidge United Methodist Church.  His topic will be Psychiatry and Religion.

Board of Directors Meeting:  The quarterly NAMI Lubbock Board of Directors meeting will be on Thursday, July 27th at 7 pm at the NAMI Lubbock office located at 1615 28th Street.  For more information, contact affiliate president David Gibson via e-mail or call the NAMILine for more information.

Monthly Meeting:  The monthly meeting for August will be on Tuesday, August 22nd from 7-8pm.  Presentation information is not yet available.  Please check back soon for furthering developments.

Monthly Meeting:  The monthly meeting for September will be on Tuesday, September 26th from 7-8pm.  Presentation information is not yet available.  Please check back soon for furthering developments.

NAMI Texas 2006 Annual Convention:  Will be October 15th-17th in Austin at the Omni Southpark hotel.  The Theme for this years Convention will be Partners Celebrating Recovery:  The Time to Talk is Now!  Check back as more information becomes available.

NAMI Lubbock Annual Meeting:  The affiliate annual business meeting will be on Tuesday, October 24th from 7-8pm.  The annual elections for officers and directors will also take place and we will also be voting on incorporating a newly revised set bylaws.


Other NAMI News


NAMI Lubbock members featured on Fox34:  On July 13th, "Fox34 News @ Nine" reporter and recent Lubbock Legend's recipient Christal Bennett interviewed fellow recipient Marcy Mayberry during a new segment appropriately called "The Good News at Nine."  This segment is dedicated to highlighting inspirational stories from people in Lubbock and the surroudning communities.  Mayberry, who was diagnosed with depression over a dozen years ago, went into grave detail about her struggles with depression and how she has managed to live with it since a suicide attempt that occurred a year ago.  For more information on the story, or to request a copy, please contact Fox34 at (806) 745-3434 or e-mail the station at goodnews@fox34.com.

NAMI Lubbock Legends Award Dinner:  NAMI Lubbock held their Inaugural Lubbock Legends Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 23rd at Oakwood Baptist Church.  This years dinner will be sponsored by Bristol Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company and NAMI Lubbock and catered by Ambrosia Catering.  With nearly 50 people in attendance, NAMI Lubbock recognized their own volunteers and the programs they have served in over the past year.  The main spotlight though, went to The Lubbock Legends Award recipients.  The series of awards were given out to three particular individuals this year who have made a significant contribution to the world of mental health in the local community. They are the following:

  • Christal Bennett of Fox34 was the recipient of the Excellence in Journalism Award.  She was chosen to be a recipient of this honor as a result of her compassionate reporting on NAMI Lubbock and the Miami shooting that occurred in December 2005.

  • Jim Gamble, Ed.D., LPC was the recipient of the Mental Health Professional Award.  He was chosen for his continued support of NAMI Lubbock and for working tirelessly with people with serious mental illness as well as those that love them and care for them.

  • Marcy Mayberry was the recipient of the Mission in Action Award.  Marcy has had no problem telling anybody of her struggles with depression and how finding NAMI last Summer following a hospitalization was instrumental in her path to recovery.  The last 12 months for Marcy have literally been nothing less than a Cinderella story.

IOOV returns to NAMI Texas...finally:  It took a long time to get the ducks in a row, but after almost four years of waiting, NAMI Texas has now trained 15 individuals to present the In Our Own Voice presentation including Lubbock's very own Andy Gibson and Harold Stout.  To learn more about IOOV, click here.  If you're interested in having an IOOV presentation in your workplace, church, or other civic organization, contact Consumer Outreach Coordinator Heather Peacher via e-mail or call the NAMILine.

Affiliate Office Opens:  After almost a year of preparation, the NAMI Lubbock office finally is proud to announce that it will be opening it's doors to the public on Thursday, May 27th.  It's initial hours will be from 11 am to 3 pm Tuesday - Thursday.  For more information, you may contact the office by calling the NAMILine or by e-mailing us at namilubbock@nami.org.

NAMI Texas 2006 Annual Convention:  Will be October 15th-17th in Austin at the Omni Southpark hotel.  The Theme for this years Convention will be Partners Celebrating Recovery:  The Time to Talk is Now!  Check back as more information becomes available.

NAMI "Grades the States":  How did Texas rank in comparison to other states?  Click here to find out more.


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