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Support & Education 

Together, we can break the stigma associated with mental illness! 

NAMI Chelan Douglas volunteers offer the following free and low cost classes and support opportunities:

 


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Monthly Support Meetings

 
Support Meetings 
 
Get support. Give support. Learn about local resources and services and how to advocate for better care for yourself or a loved one. NEW! Two different meetings a month in Wenatchee. Confidentiality required. Questions? Contact Caleb, 509-884-6521.
 
 
          FIRST Monday of each month, 5:00-6:30 pm  at Recovery Innovations, 701 N. Miller Street, Wenatchee, WA.
          THIRD Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm at RiverWest Assisted Living Center, 900 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee, (building in the back).     

 

"NAMI Connection"

This NEW weekly support meeting for people living with mental illness is held every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pm at Recovery Innovations, 701 North Miller (behind Safeway)Wenatchee. This meeting offers an inclusive place to learn from others experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragment and support   Contact Patricia at 509-665-0620 for more information   

 

"Family Support Meeting"

This monthly support meeting is for family members and loved ones of individuals with a mental health diagnosis. These meetings will be held at the Eastmont Community Church at 6pm located at 783 4th St. East Wenatchee  Contact Joel at 509-663-6724 for more information   

 
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"Family to Family" Course

This FREE, 12 week course helps families and loved ones understand mental illnesses, as well as the treatments, medications and common behaviors associated.  Course participants will also learn coping skills, and how to effectively advocate for proper care.  

Call Tamie 509-885-8814 or Joel 509-663-6724, to register.   Space is limited so call today! 


 

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NAMI "BASICS"

For parents, caregivers, adult siblings, grandparents or foster parents of a child with mental health and behavioral disorders.

A free, interactive course that provides education and support for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.  The goal of this training is to understand the illnesses so that we can provide and advocate for the best care possible, and to cope with the impact that mental illness has on the child and entire family. 
 
Register today for our next course.  For further information, contact Suzanne 509-881-0611 or James 509-881-4934

Did you know that in any one year, 26.2 percent of American adults have a mental disorder.  The most common mental disorder is anxiety disorder, followed by major depressive disorder, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.  Early detection and treatment improve the hope for recovery. 

 

Have you found any web sites that have been helpful to you or your family?  Here's an interesting web site that is full of great information about mental health issues:

http://www.healthyplace.com

    

 


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