| |The next Family to Family class offered in Cobb County is the following:
Tuesdays, Jan 15-March 26, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Marietta
189 Church Street Marietta, GA 30064
For information or to register contact: David McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Neill Blake at email@example.com
Major Depression,Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression),Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder,Borderline Personality Disorder,Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders.
A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program. Over 115,000 people in the U.S. , Canada, and Mexico have completed this course. We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call for more information.
IF IN CRISIS- PLEASE CALL Georgia’s Crisis and Access line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225.
Support Group in Woodstock, Family Share & Care Support Group:
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Hillside United Methodist Church - Rooms 2204 & 2205
4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30189
The contact person is Susie Allen, 770-565-4335
NAMI Cobb would also like to form Connections meetings for the consumer which would meet twice a month. If anyone has a loved one in recovery that would be interested in taking the training to facilitate a Connections class, please have them contact Jean Dervan at 770-234-0855 Ext. 1.
For info on FaithWorks, please visit the website: FaithWorksGA.com , conference was held last Nov. 2010 FaithWorks is a grassroots initiative to galvanize Atlanta’s faith leaders, and their respective communities, to help those with mental and addictive illness. This interfaith coalition was initially founded to respond to our state’s mental health crisis with urgency and compassion. Now, we are energizing a mental health movement that builds partnerships between mental health advocacy organizations and faith communities throughout Georgia.
Classes and Trainings for NAMI members Learn to relieve stress, learn coping skills, and enhance joyfulness; also healing writing classes!!
(all classes are designed for mental health consumers and the people who support them)
** NAMI members who register at least 2 weeks before beginning of class receive 10% discount. **
NAMI Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick will be on CBS-TV's Face The Nation on Sunday, February 24 at 10:30 AM. The segment will focus on a diverse discussion on what we should do in the wake of Newtown, including mental health services, detecting early warning signs, legislation, the impact of violence in the media, and more. Please check local listings and tune in.
There is a 5 Film Series on Mental Illness called "Call Me Crazy" that will be shown on Lifetime starting on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8pm. NAMI is a sponsor for the series. It looks like it should be good and very informative. Let's hope it helps to reduce stigma also. You may read more about it at www.nami.org/itstime or http://www.lifetimemovies.com/ .