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NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

What You Should Expect

*       Meets for six sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.

*       Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

*       Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

*       Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.

*       Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Why You Should Attend

A toolkit of information

·         Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

·         Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

·         Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

·         Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

·         Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

·         Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

·         Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community - Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

When:              Start Date:  Saturday morning, October 11, 2014 

                        End Date:    Saturday morning, November 15, 2014 

Where:             NAMI Waukesha (downtown office)

                        217 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 300

                        Waukesha, WI 53186 

Time:               9:00 a.m. - 11:30 am 

Instructors:      Robyn Hardt-Schultz and Christi Boden 

 

To register for this class please contact Barbara Ducey at (262) 409-2743 or barb@namiwaukesha.org

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Do you suffer from OCD or are you interested in learning more about it?

On Monday, October 13th OCD Wisconsin will host a special presentation about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee. Guest speaker, David M. Jacobi, PhD will review the essential diagnostic elements of OCD, provide examples of obsessions and compulsions, describe how OCD is treated using cognitive behavior therapy interventions, briefly review medications used to treat OCD, discuss the effectiveness  of medication and exposure based therapies, describe what family accommodation is and how it can impact families and treatment outcome, offer ways for families to reduce these accommodating behaviors, and answer questions from attendees.

David M. Jacobi, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders at Rogers Memorial Hospital. He provides clinical consultation and supervises the work of the behavioral specialist in Roger’s Child Center and Eating Disorder Center residential programs as well as in the OCD and anxiety disorders partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

 

When: Monday, October 13, 2014            6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Where: Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee

                In the Richard T. Anderson Education Center

RSVP to megangwelsch@gmail.com by October 7th.

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Join Certified Yoga Instructor Sharon Sampon for . . .

FREE YOGA CLASSES

Wednesdays- 6:30- 7:15 PM beginning on November 5th

5 Week Session from November 5th- December 3rd

NAMI Waukesha Office

217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300

Waukesha, WI 53186

Yoga is a mind, body, and spirit symphony. It is a great tranquilizer.

Yoga is all about balance- between breath and movement, effort and relaxation, mind and body.

Commit to a 5 week yoga journey and prepare to be amazed as your mind and body transform.

 

To Sign up or for more information please call Sharon at 262-542-9027.

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On Saturday, September 20th over 350 people joined together at Frame Park for NAMIWalks in Waukesha 2014 to celebrate mental illness recovery, honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness, and to help raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness. This was our most successful NAMIWalk event ever and for the first time ever we surpassed our $50,000 goal. We have raised $51,548 so far and we are still accepting donations for NAMIWalks until November 20th so there is still time to donate! Thank you to everyone who supported NAMIWalks in Waukesha this year and helped make it such a success!

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NAMI Waukesha Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group 

Have you recently lost a loved one to suicide? Your feelings of grief, sadness, shock, isolation, anger and guilt may seem overwhelming. You may wonder if you will ever recover. These are normal responses. There is help from others who, like you, have experienced this tragedy. They want to help you recover and, most of all, they want you to know that you are not alone.

Survivors Helping Survivors is open to all family members and friends of a loved one who has completed suicide.  There is no need to register, no fee and you are welcome to attend as often as you would like. 

 Survivors Helping Survivors will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the NAMI Waukesha Offices located at 217 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 300, Waukesha, WI 53186. For more information please contact NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886.


NAMI Waukesha Care Connection Support Group

 

NAMI Waukesha is excited to announce a new support group, The Care Connection. The group will support individuals wrestling with Bi-Polar, Depression, ADHD, Schizophrenia or any other diagnoses. The focus of the group is to support everyone affected by mental illness. This includes the person diagnosed (Consumer) and, Family and Friends.

At each meeting everyone benefits from hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of both groups during a combined session.  The meeting then splits into three separate groups: Consumers; Young Adult Consumers; Family and Friends.  This format provides everyone with a confidential, safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues they face and develop ways to cope with them.  

The Care Connection will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Vercelli Building, on the grounds of St. William Catholic Church located at 440 N. Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha. For additional information, please contact NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886 or call Peter Castator (414-915-8540), Michael Wycklendt (262-751-9231) or Mary Weisman (262-506-8751). Information is also available at www.thecareconnection.org.


NAMI Waukesha proudly receives funding from United Way of Waukesha County

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