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.



Life is Beautiful Concert for NAMI

Music Promoter Joe Lee always produces a fun, cool day for alternative and rock music fans. Features 2 stages and 12 local and regional artists. Silent Art Auction organized by Carolyn Krueger, The ARTery, Rock Island.

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

 

 



NAMI Family & Friends @ Seventh Day Adventist Church

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.



1st Day Family-to-Family Kewanee

Who should attend: Family members and/or caregivers supporting a loved one over the age of 18 who lives with a mental health condition.
 
This 8-week education program is offered at no cost to participants and is nationally developed and federal-agency approved. NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
 
This program will run on Tuesday evenings beginning April 7 through May 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Register Online or call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2). Registration is open until April 14 @ 2 p.m.
An instructor will contact each registrant for a phone conversation 1-2 weeks before the program begins.
 
The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from other family members who have been trained to become instructors as a result of taking this course themselves. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:
 
*Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Preparing for a Crisis
*Getting a Mental Health Diagnosis and Sharing our Stories
*Overview of Mental Health Conditions
*Treatment Options
*Communication Skills and Problem Solving
*Empathy and Recovery
*Moving Forward
Many describe this program as life changing. Join the hundreds of thousands of people who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS: This program is made possible by grants from Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and Henry County Mental Health Alliance. Thank you to our host OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center.

NAMI Family & Friends @ Heritage Church RI

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 Rock Island Community Foundation and Rauch Family Foundation.


Visit with us at QC Caregiver Conference

We’ll be at the 10th Annual QC Caregiver Conference sponsored by Milestones Area Agency on Aging.  NEW LOCATION: The Golden Leaf, 2902 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Questions: cwhite@milestonesaaa.org or 563-484-3147