Board of Directors Meetings 2014
2014 Planning Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Florida Council of Community Health, Main House, 316 E. Park Ave.
Board of Directors Meetings
2014 meetings are posted below.
|March 11, St. John's Episcopal Church, 6:00 pm
||April 1, Apalachee Center, Building J, 6:00 pm
NAMI Basics is a 6-week education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. Taught by trained teachers that have raised a child who developed a mental illness before the age of 13. All instruction materials and the class are free to participants. All instruction materials and the class are free to participants. Connect to this video link regarding the course.
Classes will be held at the Florida Council for Community Mental Health (Carriage House),316 East Park Avenue. To register, or for more information, email NAMIBasics.Tally@gmail.com. Register early as the class is capped at 20 attendees (each). The class dates are:
- Sunday afternoons, February 2-March 9, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday Social: “Chili at the Church”
Saturday,February 15, 2014, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 Meridian Road.
Gather up your ingredients if chili is your specialty. This is repeat of the original social a year ago, but with a specific goal. We hope to facilitate a discussion about another Big Bend Mental Health Consumer/Family Conference similar to “The Gathering” held in May of 2012. For those of you who missed the first, the 2012 conference was sponsored by Tallahassee’s Peer Leadership Group, DBSA Tallahassee, NAMI-Tallahassee, Big Bend Mental Health Coalition and 8th Hill Clubhouse.
We encourage extra side dishes as well. NAMI will provide the basics. We’re seeking your input and hope to see you there! Link here to download the flyer.
Mental Health First Aid 8-hour Adult Course
Friday March 7th, 2014 -- 8:00am-6:00pm
Apalachee Center, Inc. Building J; 2634 Capital Circle NE; Tallahassee, FL 32308
For more information and to register: Please download and email the form linked here to Kim Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the training is $14.95/person. Payment will be collected on the day of the training. Please provide cash payment or make checks payable to: Apalachee Center, Inc. If you do not have access to fax or internet, mail this completed form to: Attn: Kim Owens,Apalachee Center, Inc., 2634 Capital Circle NE Building J,
Tallahassee, Florida 32308.
The registration deadline is Wednesday March 5th, 2014. All registration forms must be received by this day. Please note that space is limited.
NAMI Smarts Advocacy Training
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Free, but registration required
DISC Village, 3333 W. Pensacola Street,Ste. 230 Tallahassee, FL
For directions, call 850.671.4445.
Take this opportunity to prepare to participate in the 2014 Behavioral Health Day at the Capitol on the following day, March 19. Smarts is a NAMI Signature training program designed to facilitate conversations with key government contacts and legislators. Part 1 of 3 Modules will be taught by Dr. Sandra Van Pelt of Orlando on March 18th and is sponsored by NAMI Florida.
Module 1 will focus on the following material: Family member stories; peer stories; stories of loss; 7 steps to telling your story; practice sheets; feedback; common salutations; how to contact elected officials.
The course is free, but requires advance registration. Call 850.671.4445 or email email@example.com to register. Additional information on the Smarts program is linked here. The NAMI Florida website provides a schedule of the March 19 Behavioral Health Days on their website.
Social: Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
All Saints Cinema, 918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
Admission is free. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for a viewing of the movie, Call Me Crazy,a Lifetime Original Movie event about the challenges and triumphs of living with mental illness.
CIT Training (Crisis Intervention Training) - September, 9 - 13, 2013
Recent Graduation Class
|A 40-hour training program for law enforcement officers in the Big Bend area. CIT is sponsored by the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Office of Court Administration and NAMI-Tallahassee.
Thank you to Magellan Health Care for their assistance in underwriting the cost of this program and the Florida Sheriff’s Association and Appalachee Center for providing classroom space.
Family-to-Family 12-week Education Program
The class beginning September 9 is full.
Link to "Local Programs" navigation tab to register for future classes.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Always the 1st week in October, established by the US Congress in 1990.
Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting/Potluck
The annual holiday party provides our members a chance to meet new members, visit old friends and recognize the hard work of our outgoing Board Members and Committee volunteers. The meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish of veggies, salad or dessert to share with others.
December 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location to be announced.
We also elect officers for the coming year. The affiliate always needs volunteers to chair and be members of the Standing Committees. We invite all members to participate in all Board meetings, and hope you will volunteer to work on one or more of the committees. If everyone gives a small portion of their time to help, NAMI Tallahassee can be a more effective voice for mental health in our community.
We have valuable services to offer our community as well as a need to continue to support local, state and national advocacy issues. We are fortunate to have people like you that continue to offer their wisdom, expertise, time, enthusiasm and support. We look forward to seeing you!