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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Last Updated: 6/22/2012

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,
Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with
Mental Health (ADS Center)


"It Takes a Friend " Campaign
Jefferson, Missouri

Start Date

Brief Description
This project was developed by NAMI Missouri through funding by the 2007 Campaign for Mental Health Recovery state implementation awards.

This campaign intends to train and support a minimum of 22 young adult mental health consumers to deliver presentations aimed at educating communities throughout the State on mental illness and the effects of social exclusion. The mental health consumers involved with the campaign will also participate in panel presentations at large conferences in the state, as well as "In Our Own Voice" presentations through NAMI. Individuals also will participate in media trainings in preparation for their participation in the developed media campaign.

To obtain further information on this project contact Cynthia Keele at or via phone at 573-634-7727.


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