NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley News

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley present – NAMI Family-to-Family education program for families supporting a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Download the flier here: NAMI Family to Family. People’s Church. Summer 2018

NAMI Family-to-Family Class is free to family members and caregivers who have a loved one 18 or older living with a serious mental health condition. This is a nationally-developed program delivered locally by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness.

12-week class May 31 to August 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at People’s Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Island. Registrations may be accepted through Class 2 (June 7) if space is still available.

Please register by calling NAMI office 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10 to 2). Instructors will call you prior to start of class.

 

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NAMI Spring Family Classes Now Registering

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley offers free nationally-developed education programs that teach families to cope, communicate and effectively advocate for a loved one living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Homefront will be held six Wednesdays evenings from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Moline, Ill. Registration is required. Please contact NAMI by April 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266. Through a national Memorandum of Understanding with the Veterans Administration, NAMI is actively working with the VA in Iowa City and Quad Cities to promote this specialized class for veteran and active-duty service member families.

NAMI Family-to-Family is program is 12 Tuesday evenings beginning April 17 at Black Hawk College, Moline. Registration opens April 3. Call the college’s PACE department at 309-796-8223. The course is designed for family members and caregivers of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. Course topics include family response to trauma, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem solving, communications skills, and self-care for caregivers. The program is taught by trained family members who have lived experience.

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Help us Screen the Film “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”

Join NAMI and the Veterans Administration as we screen the 90-minute documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Saturday, March 14, 3 p.m. at Regal Moline Stadium 14.

Reserve your ticket today. We need to reserve 44 more tickets to bring this showing – so reserve today! https://gathr.us/screening/22738

Download the Flier Here: Suicide_The_Ripple_Effect_Quad Cities_Screening_Flier

View the Trailer Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LytKNC405oI

 

 

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NAMI offers Family-to-Family Class to Help Residents of Henry County

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to offer its no-cost education program to family members and caregivers of adults – 18 years or older – living with a mental health condition. Taught by family members who have also been there – this nationally-developed course is federal-agency approved.

Download the flier here: NAMI Family to Family 2018 – Geneseo

12-week class September 4 to November 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Malachy’s Church in Geneseo. Registrations may be accepted through Class 3 (September 17) if space is still available.

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NAMI Family-to-Family Offers Hope to Caregivers

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to offer its no-cost education program to family members and caregivers of adults – 18 years or older – living with a mental health condition. Taught by family members who have also been there – this nationally developed course is federal agency approved.

Download the flier here: NAMI_Family_to_Family_Black Hawk College_Spring_2018

12-week class April 17 to July 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Black Hawk College in Moline. Registrations may be accepted through Class 2 (April 24) if space is still available.

Please register by calling BLACK HAWK COLLEGE PACE: (309) 796-8223. Instructors will call you prior to start of class. REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 3.

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NAMI offers Homefront Class for Service Member Families

NAMI Homefront 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. Registration Deadline is April 2 @ 2 p.m.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER HERE: NAMI Homefront – Moline Spring 2018

The course is offered on 6 Wednesdays from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.  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
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Shop for NAMI sponsored by Bucktown

Shop for NAMI

Do your holiday shopping at Bucktown and support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The artists at Bucktown are donating a portion of their holiday sales from Friday, November 24 to Friday, December 15 to NAMI. Visit Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 East 2nd Street, Davenport, IA.

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