Monthly Seminars

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Get the Facts.

“I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected … it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.”

—A Family & Friends Seminar Participant

NAMI Family & Friends is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. The seminar is presented as a four-hour and 90-minute format.

Join Us at Our Next Seminar

Saturday, October 12 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.  Register Here.

Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.  Register Here.

What You’ll Learn

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Additional Resources

The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. You can download it for free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble where select languages are available for the Kindle, Nook and compatible ebook apps.

Thank You to these Community Partners

These seminars are possible by the generosity of our grant partners - Thank You! In Scott County: The Regional Development Authority. In Rock Island and Henry Counties: The Doris & Victor Day Foundation, The Moline Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, and Rock Island Community Foundation.