Family & Friends Seminar @ UnityPoint-Trinity R.I.

NAMI Family & Friends is a free four-hour 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.

Register Online

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
These seminars are made available by the generosity of our grant partners. In Scott County: The Regional Development Authority. In Rock Island and Henry Counties: The Doris & Victor Day Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, and the Rock Island Community Foundation.


Visit with us at Veterans Experience Action Center

Veterans Experience Action Center Services Include:

The most comprehensive Veteran resource event in the region July 19 and 20, 2019.

  • Benefits compensation and pension claims
  • Wellness exams, on-site enrollment in VA health care benefits
  • Social services, including caregiver support and home health care
  • Mental health counseling and opioid safety education
  • Homeless, low-income housing and vocational support services – Volunteer and employment opportunities – Vocational rehabilitation, loan guarantee and education services – VA Mobile Vet Center – VA National Cemetery Administration Memorial Benets – Services from community partners, including: – Information and referrals – Legal services
  • Resilience and preparedness information
  • And much more!

Family & Friends Seminar at Family Resources

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 at: https://bit.ly/2qsSl0U or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (10-2 M-F). This seminar will be held in Building H

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 available by a grant from the Regional Development Authority.


In Our Own Voice @ Scott County Sheriff’s Dept.

In Our Own Voice presenters Gail and Lynn will 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

 


NAMIWalks Meetup

NAMIWalks team captain and volunteer signups take place here. Sip something cool on us and learn more about NAMI and NAMIWalks Sept. 21 event. Join us for a family-friendly event to support a serious cause. No registration needed – Walk In – Meetup.

Chief’s Bags Tourney for NAMI

CHIEF’S 3rd ANNUAL BAGS, BANDS, & BREWS!
Proceeds to benefit NAMI

JULY 6th – All teams arrive by 11:45am to get the tournament started!

Message this page or call 309-281-1189 to reserve your spot and give Team Name, participant names and shirt sizes.

Deadline to sign up and pay is July 3rd!

Bags Tournament Starts at 12pm
The entry fee per team is $40
This gets you into the bags tournament and the rest of the day along with an event t-shirt.

The top 4 teams will receive the following prizes:

1st Place- $200 cash prize and Chief’s Apparel
2nd Place- $100 Chief’s Gift Certificate & Chief’s Apparel
3rd Place- $50 Chief’s Gift Certificate & Chief’s Apparel
4th Place- Chief’s Apparel

BANDS OUTSIDE, LIVE — Starting after the Bags Tournament!

Hope to see you all there!


Parent & Caregiver Support Group – NEW START TIME

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. at 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 for Fall 2019 Family-to-Family Education

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


NAMIWalks Meetup@ Antonella’s II

NAMIWalks team captain and volunteer signups.

Enjoy a slice with us and learn more about NAMI and NAMIWalks Sept. 21 event. Join us for a family-friendly event to support a serious cause.

No registration needed – Walk In – Meetup.


Rosecrance Trauma Informed Care Professional CEU Seminar

This popular seminar series serves professionals working healthcare and social service professions. Chris McCormick Pries, Vera French CMHC will present on Trauma Informed Care. NAMI will present on its trauma based learning model for family members. Details Coming Soon!