Where do I turn to get help? My loved one doesn't believe he has a mental illness! Why me? How can I afford to pay the hospital bills? What's the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
I bet you can relate to the above comments. Isn't it frustrating when you believe you're all alone? You're not! All of us who have a love one with a mental illness shared the same feeling. Family-to-Family, a 12-week FREE course, answers so many questions. NAMI-Rome offers the course twice yearly. For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All I do is sleep. I can't hold a job. My "so-called" friends made fun of me when I told them I had bi-polar. How do I apply for SSI? The medications made me gain 45 pounds--who wants that? Will the voices ever go away? My family would be better off without worrying about me.
Peer-to-Peer is led by your peers. They've been there and can offer empathy and help. This 10-week FREE course is based on recovery. You'll learn about mental illness and ways to cope. NAMI-Rome offers the course twice yearly. For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at email@example.com.
He forgets to turn in his homework and when I get on to him, he throws a fit. Where did he learn such foul language? It wasn't the least bit funny when he threw his pet rabbit into the lake! Is this a stage and if so when will it end?
Sound familiar? Parents have long sought answers. Basics, a FREE 6-week course, explores the minds of children and adolescents and offers parents and caregivers up-to-date information on many childhood behavioral problems ranging from AD/HD to early onset Bipolar disorder. You'll learn about these disorders, medication, self-help, and ways to help your child cope better. For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Peer-to-Peer course teaches. NAMI Connection listens. Join others who have similar concerns. You'll not only get help, you'll give help. NAMI-Rome holds a weekly support group for individuals with mental illnesses. It meets Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Rome 1st United Methodist Church, 202 East Third Avenue (except on the fourth Monday). If you want to talk with someone about this support group, call Joyce at 706-291-7085 or email at email@example.com.
The Dalton Connection Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., Dalton.
The Family-to-Family course teaches, The family support group (just like NAMI Connection) listens. This group is open for family and friends who have a real need to learn the ins and outs of mental illness just because they are caregivers. It meets the same time as NAMI Connection, but in a different room. If you want to talk with someone about this support group, call Joyce at 706-291-7085 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dalton Family Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., Dalton.
IOOV puts a human face on people living successfully with a mental illness.
IOOV is a recurring presentation where two speakers with a mental illness tell their story to the general public. Contact Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at email@example.com to set up a presentation.
NAMI Rome has supported this 40-hour training course for law enforcement officers since it came to Georgia. The goal of CIT is to train 20% of Georgia's officers about mental illnesses and how to effectively de-escalate crises. While professional mental health presenters and law enforcement trainers filled the minds of the officers with vital and valuable information and skills, NAMI has fed them too--mainly with homemade cookies, cakes, and brownies and with appetizing breakfast goodies. CIT is a wonderful program and has really made a difference in those departments that take advantage of it.
More information about CIT is at the following link www.namiga.org/cit.