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.


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



Life is Beautiful Concert for NAMI

Music Promoter Joe Lee always produces a fun, cool day for alternative, bluegrass 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.

For a full schedule of May 30, please see the Life is Beautiful Facebook Page. Sample alternative, rock and bluegrass artists. Bierstube is a family restaurant and bar – so make this a family outing!

 

 


NAMI Family & Friends Port Byron

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.


NAMIWalks Rally

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How cool is it to have our own private bowling lanes at Blackhawk Bowl’s VIP Lounge? Let’s have some fun and introduce new people to the NAMIWalks universe.
 
Team Captains are invited to attend and asked to bring a friend or associate who may be interested in forming their own team. Our goal is 92 teams walk with us September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf.
 
Plenty of ice breakers and bowling antics. Snacks are on us. Cash bar.
 
Thanks to our NAMIWalks sponsor Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge for hosting our event.


Online/Phone – NAMI Family Support Group

This week’s meeting is via Zoom video conference. It replaces the CASI Davenport group until further notice.
 
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. Register Here. LOGIN CREDENTIALS WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON REGISTRATION.
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.

Online/Phone – NAMI Peer Recovery Support Group

This week’s meeting is via Zoom video conference. It replaces the Butterworth group meeting.
 
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. Register Here. LOGIN CREDENTIALS WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON REGISTRATION.
 
This is a no-cost support group for adults living with a mental health condition.
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.
 
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
 
Any questions, please email coordinator@namigmv.org or call NAMI office. We are picking up messages at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).