Bereskin Gallery presents from Normandy to the Eagle’s Nest

NAMI Homefront and Bereskin Fine Art Gallery present “Normandy to the Eagle’s Nest” a visual tour of Europe as seen by former Veterans Administration Iowa City executive Barry Sharp. Presentation includes historical photographs and those from Sharp’s private collection as he has traveled the land of the Band of Brothers with veterans.

Areas included in this 45-minute presentation are the Invasion of Normandy (Operation Overlord), assault on Point du Hoc by American Rangers, American Cemeteries Normandy and Luxembourg, La Cambe German Cemetery, E-Company at Bastogne, Place Tocca, Pegasus Bridge, Atlantic Wall, Dachau Concentration Camp, and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Mr. Sharp and the Bereskin Gallery will donate a percentage of their sales through the end of 2018 to NAMI Homefront family education programs.

a 100 foot cliff overlooking the English Channel in Normandy, France

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy. ©Barry Sharp


NAMI Homefront – First Day of Class

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This is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families.

The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER HERE: NAMI Homefront Flier Fall 2018 @ WIU

REGISTER HERE

The course is offered on 6 Mondays from October 15 to November 19 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.   Riverfront Hall – Room 118. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

 NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
Grants from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome and The American Legion Foundation of Iowa help underwrite the cost of this class. Thank you!

Now Registering for NAMI Homefront

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With the support of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club and the American Legion Foundation of Iowa, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to offer this Service Member Family education program at no cost to participants.

NAMI Homefront is a six-session education program for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions such as PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury. It focuses on the unique needs of active duty and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.  Register here

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Registration Now Open for NAMI Homefront

 

 

This is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families.

The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE: NAMI Homefront Flyer Fall 2018 @ WIU

Register online here

The course is offered on 6 Mondays from October 15 to November 19 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.   Riverfront Hall – Room 118. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

 NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
This class is made possible in part by the financial support from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club and The American Legion Foundation of Iowa. Thank you!


1st Day of Class NAMI Homefront @ WIU

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You may be enter tonight’s class with permission from instructor. Contact office 10-2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

This is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families.

The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER HERE: NAMI Homefront – Moline Spring 2018

The course is offered on 6 Wednesdays from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.   Riverfront Hall – Room 118. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

 NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

Registration Deadline for NAMI Homefront at WIU

NAMI Homefront logo

 

 

This is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families.

The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER HERE: NAMI Homefront – Moline Spring 2018

The course is offered on 6 Wednesdays from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill.   Riverfront Hall – Room 118. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

 NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

 


Film Screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect

Watch the Trailer:

Download the Flier Here: Suicide_The_Ripple_Effect_Quad Cities_Screening_Flier

Join the Veterans Administration and NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley as we host Suicide: The Ripple Effect at Regal Moline Stadium 14 theater on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. This 90-minute documentary tells the story of Kevin Hines who jumped from the Golden Gate bridge and lived. Today Kevin advocates for those with mental health conditions, and their family and friends. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted.  #BeHereTomorrow


QC Veteran Outreach Center Grand Opening

Grand opening ceremony is 9:30 AM

Bring a military form of ID to receive benefits.

  • Food/Meat Basket Giveaway
  • Full Catered Lunch by Elks
  • Haircuts, Massages
  • Door Prizes
  • Also, clothes closet, computer corner and book exchange

NAMI Spring Family Classes Now Registering

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley offers free nationally-developed education programs that teach families to cope, communicate and effectively advocate for a loved one living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Homefront will be held six Wednesdays evenings from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Moline, Ill. Registration is required. Please contact NAMI by April 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266. Through a national Memorandum of Understanding with the Veterans Administration, NAMI is actively working with the VA in Iowa City and Quad Cities to promote this specialized class for veteran and active-duty service member families.

NAMI Family-to-Family is program is 12 Tuesday evenings beginning April 17 at Black Hawk College, Moline. Registration opens April 3. Call the college’s PACE department at 309-796-8223. The course is designed for family members and caregivers of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. Course topics include family response to trauma, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem solving, communications skills, and self-care for caregivers. The program is taught by trained family members who have lived experience.

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