Film Screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect

Watch the Trailer:

Download the Flier Here: Suicide_The_Ripple_Effect_Quad Cities_Screening_Flier

Join the Veterans Administration and NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley as we host Suicide: The Ripple Effect at Regal Moline Stadium 14 theater on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. This 90-minute documentary tells the story of Kevin Hines who jumped from the Golden Gate bridge and lived. Today Kevin advocates for those with mental health conditions, and their family and friends. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted.  #BeHereTomorrow


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 Smarts for Advocacy

We’re pleased to host this nationally-developed program.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develop the following skills:

  • Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants, including those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience.

Participants routinely share that they’ve never been able to condense their story or made a clear “ask,” but with NAMI Smarts, they are now able to.

Lobbyists who represent NAMI State Organizations or mental health coalitions also love this program—they see participants come out confident and able to share their story in a way that moves policymakers.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER: NAMI Smarts Flier


NAMI Day on the Iowa Hill

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Join advocates from around the state for a day of education and inspiration

Agenda:

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Breakfast and registration

9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Program

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Transportation provided to go to the Capitol! Use this time to meet with your local elected officials.

1:15 PM: Transportation provided back to Holiday Inn

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Debrief over a delicious lunch spread

Cost: $30

This includes two meals, transportation in Des Moines for the day and materials

Scholarships are available through the OCA for peers and family members with limited incomes. This will reduce the price to $10, plus a processing fee for EventBrite. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, select the “OCA Scholarship Ticket.” Purchase your ticket. Then, the application with directions for completion will be sent to the email you provided.

Carpool to save money! NAMI Iowa will pay your mileage if:

  • You have at least 4 people in your car
  • Drive 60 or more miles to the event
  • Just tell us who was in your car, where you came from and your total mileage

Thank you to these sponsors:

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NAMI Smarts Teaches Family Members and Peers Advocacy

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is offering a free training to teach individuals living with a serious mental health condition, and their family members, how to advocate by telling their personal stories. The training will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CASI, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport. There is no charge for this training and lunch is provided.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develop the following skills:

  • Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants, including those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience.

Register by Tuesday, March 28 is required. Please call 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 or email at coordinator@namigmv.org.

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VOTE 2016 Rally & Forum

Sponsored by St. Ambrose University and Vera French. IDACTION offers the opportunity to learn more about voting, the candidates, and register to vote.  3rd floor Rogalski Center. St. Ambrose University. 518 Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803.