Virtual Connection Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group is virtual for the time being – replacing the in-person meeting at the Butterworth Education Center, Moline.  Please register and we’ll send you video conferencing login in information.  For your privacy, no videotaping of meeting is allowed.

 

Register Here

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.


NAMI Caregiver of Youth Support Group – In Person

We are beginning to meet in person on a limited basis. NOTE NEW LOCATION.
Other Mondays  continue to be virtual in October.
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. Held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center, Moline. Our new location is across the street from the mental health center at Mighty Fortress Community Church, 4605 3rd Street, Moline.
No charge to attendees. Registrations appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.
Register Here
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. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Robert Young Center. A grant from United Way of the Quad Cities Area makes this support group possible.

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar

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 a virtual event via Zoom video conferencing. We are taking steps for your online privacy and safety. We ask that you register providing minimum basic information. No recording of these video meetings are allowed. Login link and meeting ID sent to you upon registration. Phone only is an option, but not recommended.

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.


Virtual Caregiver of Youth Support Group

This group is open to residents of all counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

We value your privacy so simple registration is required and video conference login will be emailed to you immediately. No video recording of this meeting is allowed.
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. Held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center. No charge to attendees. 
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. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Robert Young Center. A grant from United Way of the Quad Cities Area makes this support group possible.

1st Day Class. NAMI Basics Muscatine

NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. A nationally-developed program taught by trained volunteers who have lived experience with children. Duration is 6 weeks. Cost is Free.

Special In-Person Class Starts in Muscatine October 15. Register Now.

Course Topics include

  • The biology of mental illness
  • The latest research, advances in treatment and an overview of treatment options
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family
  • An overview of the systems of care for children and teens living with mental illness

Virtual Connection Recovery Support Group

A group for adults living with a mental health condition. No cost to attend. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

This group is virtual for the time being – replacing the in-person meeting at the Butterworth Education Center, Moline.  Please register and we’ll send you video conferencing login in information.  For your privacy, no videotaping of meeting is allowed.

 

Register Here

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.


Virtual Caregiver of Youth Support Group

This group is open to residents of all counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

We value your privacy so simple registration is required and video conference login will be emailed to you immediately. No video recording of this meeting is allowed.
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. Held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center. No charge to attendees. 
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. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Robert Young Center. A grant from United Way of the Quad Cities Area makes this support group possible.

NAMIWalks Your Way – A Virtual Event

People participating in NAMIWalks Your Way virtually

Live stream event @ https://www.facebook.com/NamiWalksGMV/

We are pleased to announce a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Your Way.

It’s like the regular NAMIWalks, only virtual and with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination, the depth of your compassion. With many NAMIWalks presented at the end of Mental Illness Awareness Week, on World Mental Health Day (October 10), it promises to be a day to remember. With such a united effort, we’re guessing that it will be easier than ever to fundraise, too. Please register a team or donate. Our programs and advocacy are needed more than ever and 100% of the funds raised here – stay here – for our no-cost education and support programs.

NAMIWalks Your Way means what it sounds like: With so many of our lives compromised and constrained, you get to make NAMIWalks your own. You can walk around your block, you can walk around your garden, you can walk with a wok in your kitchen. If you work from home, now you can walk at home. You can stand on your head. You can a form a team and see who is the funniest, fastest or most artistic. You can “Hula hoop for hope.” You can self-fundraise while you self-quarantine — or do it as part of a team.

Download Participant Guide_NAMIWalks Your Way

Download Fundraising Ideas: NAMIWalks Your Way

Download Team Building Ideas: Ways to Participate – NAMIWalks Your Day

Download Recognition Gift Program: 2020 NAMIWalks Recognition Program Flier

Register your team or sponsor here.


Virtual Caregiver of Youth Support Group

This group is open to residents of all counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

We value your privacy so simple registration is required and video conference login will be emailed to you immediately. No video recording of this meeting is allowed.
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. Held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center. No charge to attendees. 
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. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Robert Young Center. A grant from United Way of the Quad Cities Area makes this support group possible.