NAMIWalks

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Registration and festivities open at 8 a.m. Step off is 9:30 a.m. Rain or Shine!

Join us for a fun, family-friendly 5K walk to support a serious cause. NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf. Proceeds are used to provide free education and support programs for families living with a mental health condition. Registration, children’s activities, music and warm-up presentation begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Dogs welcome!

Register your team or sponsor here.


1st Day of Class NAMI Family-to-Family Kewanee

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Henry County – Kewanee Program

Because this class is funded with Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and Henry County Mental Health Alliance funds, residents of Henry and adjoining Stark Counties will be given registration priority.  

Register Here.

This program will run 8 Thursday evenings, September 10 to October 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from  All registrants will be contacted by a course instructor 1 to 2 weeks before classes start to get to know you privately. Location is OSF St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee.

  • Course registration online closes Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
  • Late registrations may be accepted depending on availability – call office.
  • For further information, call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2).

Live from Bishop Hill. Life is Beautiful Concert for NAMI

Music Promoter Joe Lee always produces a fun, cool events for alternative, bluegrass and rock music fans.

This year – we’re going virtual – live from Bishop Hill, Illinois

12 bands over 3 evenings Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16. Local and regional artists.

Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s no-cost education and support programs.

For a full lineup, please see the Life is Beautiful Facebook Page. Sample alternative, rock and bluegrass artists.

 


Live from Bishop Hill. Life is Beautiful Concert for NAMI

Music Promoter Joe Lee always produces a fun, cool events for alternative, bluegrass and rock music fans.

This year – we’re going virtual – live from Bishop Hill, Illinois

12 bands over 3 evenings Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16. Local and regional artists.

Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s no-cost education and support programs.

For a full lineup, please see the Life is Beautiful Facebook Page. Sample alternative, rock and bluegrass artists.

 

 


Live from Bishop Hill. Life is Beautiful Concert for NAMI

Music Promoter Joe Lee always produces a fun, cool events for alternative, bluegrass and rock music fans.

This year – we’re going virtual – live from Bishop Hill, Illinois

12 bands over 3 evenings Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16. Local and regional artists.

Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s no-cost education and support programs.

For a full lineup, please see the Life is Beautiful Facebook Page. Sample alternative, rock and bluegrass artists.

 

 


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 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 at Trinity Hospital- Access Center. No charge to attendees. Walk-ins welcome – no reservation needed. 
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.

Virtual 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 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 at Trinity Hospital- Access Center. No charge to attendees. Walk-ins welcome – no reservation needed. 
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.

Now Registering NAMI Family-to-Family Class

Need to Know More about this Program? Click Here.

Henry County – Kewanee Program

Because this class is funded with Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and Henry County Mental Health Alliance funds, residents of Henry and adjoining Stark Counties will be given registration priority.  

Register Here.

This program will run 8 Thursday evenings, September 10 to October 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from  All registrants will be contacted by a course instructor 1 to 2 weeks before classes start to get to know you privately. Location is OSF St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee.

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