NAMI Family & Friends Seminar – In Person Davenport

This is a 90-minute 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.

This is an in-person event following social distancing guidelines. Boxed, light supper will be provided so please register.

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 …
Once you’ve attended our seminar, we’ll send you Family & Friends companion eBook at no charge. It provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more.


NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group is held in-person at the Butterworth Center – Craft Room, Lower Level, @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN:

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.

This group will help you to:
~See the individual first, not the condition
~Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that have environmental triggers
~Understand that mental illness are traumatic events
~Aim for better coping skills
~Find strength in sharing experiences
~Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
~Not judge anyone’s pain
~Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
~Embrace humor as healthy
~Accept that we can not solve every problem

NAMI Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a mental health condition.


Family Support Group – In Person

This group meets the  3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Room 208, Davenport.

Facilitators are Deb Frick, Tami Bogosian and Kelly Heilig.

Open to family and friends of loved ones living with a mental health condition. As a family member you can face unique challenges: complex family dynamics, social isolation and often unpredictable aspects of the condition. It can be overwhelming. Learn from others and our facilitators who have experience supporting youth and adults living with a mental health condition.

NAMI’s mental health support groups are unique for a number of reasons.
  • Support groups are peer-led. A trained facilitator with lived mental illness experience will lead the group using a structured model. This ensures everyone has an opportunity to be heard and have their unique needs met. You are not alone and will never feel that way when you’re here.
  • By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop relationships. You will also gain insight from hearing the challenges and triumphs of others. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
  • We also invite humor where appropriate as laughter is sometimes the best medicine!
  • While NAMI does not offer counseling, our support groups are often used to supplement the care you receive from a mental health professional.
As with all of our programs, support groups are free and confidential. Walk-ins welcome.

NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

Register Here

This group is virtual. 

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. 1st and 3rd Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No charge to attendees.
  • Virtual option. Please register with button above and we will send you a Zoom link. Your privacy is important to us. No recordings of this group is allowed.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. 

Journaling for Mental Wellness

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley and The Midwest Writing Center volunteers are pleased to present a May Mental Health Awareness event.

This is a hybrid event. Join us online or in person. Register to get virtual link.

Counselor Christina Wassenhove will cover the mental health benefits of writing and why she highly recommends it to the individuals she works with. There’s plenty of scientific evidence that proves journaling reduces stress, improves memory, and helps you regulate emotions. Christina will show you grounding techniques used in journaling.

Writer Jodie Toohey comes to us from the Midwest Writing Center and shewill pick up on the grounding theme and show you how to use your senses asa framework for writing. She will introduce you to the “free-writing style” and guide you as you try several writing exercises. We’ll leave time for a robust discussion at the end of the seminar. Come prepared with a journal, paper,and something to write with. Invest in your well-being.

Register Here.

 


Education for Families supporting an Adult with a Mental Illness – DeWitt

Now Registering: an eight-session course for family members, caregivers and friends of an adult loved one living with a mental health condition.

Learn More

(8) Wednesday evenings, May 4 – June 22, 2022

This class will be held in-person.

Class size is limited to (20). As this course is funded by the Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region, residents of Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine and Cedar Counties will have registration priority. Social distancing guidelines will be followed as designated by our host site.

For further information, call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2).


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group

Register Here

This group is virtual. 

This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. 1st and 3rd Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No charge to attendees.
  • Virtual option. Please register with button above and we will send you a Zoom link. Your privacy is important to us. No recordings of this group is allowed.
NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Do not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Understand that mental health conditions are no one’s fault and can be traumatic experiences


About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. 

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group is held in-person at the Butterworth Center – Gold Room, 2nd Floor @ 1105 8th St., Moline. Use parking lot at 8th St. & 11th Ave.

(If you are looking for an online group, NAMI Illinois offers Monday & Thursday 7 p.m. groups virtually.)

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN:

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.

This group will help you to:
~See the individual first, not the condition
~Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that have environmental triggers
~Understand that mental illness are traumatic events
~Aim for better coping skills
~Find strength in sharing experiences
~Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
~Not judge anyone’s pain
~Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
~Embrace humor as healthy
~Accept that we can not solve every problem

NAMI Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a mental health condi


Family Support Group – In Person

This group meets the  3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Room 208, Davenport.

Facilitators are Deb Frick, Tami Bogosian and Kelly Heilig.

Open to family and friends of loved ones living with a mental health condition. As a family member you can face unique challenges: complex family dynamics, social isolation and often unpredictable aspects of the condition. It can be overwhelming. Learn from others and our facilitators who have experience supporting youth and adults living with a mental health condition.

NAMI’s mental health support groups are unique for a number of reasons.
  • Support groups are peer-led. A trained facilitator with lived mental illness experience will lead the group using a structured model. This ensures everyone has an opportunity to be heard and have their unique needs met. You are not alone and will never feel that way when you’re here.
  • By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop relationships. You will also gain insight from hearing the challenges and triumphs of others. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
  • We also invite humor where appropriate as laughter is sometimes the best medicine!
  • While NAMI does not offer counseling, our support groups are often used to supplement the care you receive from a mental health professional.
As with all of our programs, support groups are free and confidential. Walk-ins welcome.

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar – DeWitt

This is a 90-minute 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.

This is an in-person event following social distancing guidelines. Boxed, light supper will be provided so please register.

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 …
Once you’ve attended our seminar, we’ll send you Family & Friends companion eBook at no charge. It provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more.