IOOV at Rock Island Library Staff Meeting

We’ll be presenting In Our Own Voice today at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

In Our Own Voice presenters tell their own stories of living with a mental health condition. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges, realities and good things that come from living in recovery.

If your organization would like to schedule this no-cost community presentation, please give us a call at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 M-F 10-2 or email coordinator@namigmv.org


Visit with us at Modern Woodmen Employee Fair

We’re delighted to be one of 10 charities invited to meet Modern Woodmen employees today. We’ll have an information table and we look forward to visiting at lunch with the charity committee.





1st Day of Family to Family Class at Esparanza Center

Who should attend: Family members and caregivers supporting a loved one over the age of 18 who lives with a mental health condition.

This 12-week education program will run Thursdays from September 5 through November 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is offered at no cost to participants.

This program is nationally developed and federal-agency approved. A grant from The Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board makes this program possible.

All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start by an instructor for a phone screening

Or call 563-386-7477 ext.266 M-F 10-2. Registration ends September 12 (up to Class 2) if space is available.
Conditions covered are: Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

The program is taught by trained family members who have been trained to become instructors after being empowered as a result of taking this course. Many describe this program as life changing. Join the thousands of families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.

Course topics include:
Family response to trauma
Diagnosis & dealing with critical periods
The biology of the brain; emerging scientific discoveries
Problem solving workshops
Medication review
Understanding the inner experience of living with a mental health condition
Communication skills workshop
Self-care
Rehabilitation; services available
Advocacy; fighting stigma


NAMI Family & Friends @ SCC Urban Campus

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.

Please pre-register here or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (10-2 M-F). This seminar will be held in Rooms 116/117. Please note: street parking is limited – there are parking garages nearby.

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. Register and we’ll send you links where 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 OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER
This seminar is made possible by a grant from the Regional Development Authority.


NAMI Family & Friends @ Bethel Wesley UMC

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.

Please pre-register online or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (10-2 M-F).

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. Register and we’ll send you links where 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 OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
This seminar is made possible by grants from the Doris & Victor Day Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, Moline Foundation and Rock Island Community Foundation