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Registration Now Open for NAMI Homefront

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day 20 of the month, repeating until September 20, 2018

One event on October 1, 2018 at 8:00am

| Free

 

 

This is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families.

The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE: NAMI Homefront Flyer Fall 2018 @ WIU

Register online here

The course is offered on 6 Mondays from October 15 to November 19 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.   Riverfront Hall – Room 118. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

 NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
This class is made possible in part by the financial support from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club and The American Legion Foundation of Iowa. Thank you!

Organizer

Caroline Vernon
Phone:
563-386-7477 Ext. 266
Email:
coordinator@namigmv.org
Website:
www.namigmv.org