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from NAMI.org
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 All NAMI education programs and support groups are free.
Education Programs runs various dates and times through the year.
To register for the next course, or for more information call the NAMI office at 440-639-1200

For Families, Caregivers or Friends of Adults with Mental IllnessImage

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Family-to-Family Education is a free 12 session program for families of individuals diagnosed with mental illness, including co-occurring disorders.  The program covers a review of diagnoses, problem solving, communication skills, self-care, and advocacy.Classes are not diagnosis-specific, although specific information is given.  Family-to-Family focuses first on the well-being of family members,  though research shows there are secondary benefits to the individual with an illness.  Emphasis is on the common issues, needs, and concerns of family members.   

2014 Spring Session begins Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and runs through May 21st. Classes will be held at Re-Max Traditions, 8444 Mentor Avenue, Mentor 44060.  Classes run from 6:30 to 9PM.  Registration is required.  To register, call the NAMI office at 440-639-1200.

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For Families or Caregivers of Children with Mental Illness or Severe Emotional Disturbances 

NAMI Basics is a 6-week education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.  The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours.

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For Individuals with Mental Illness

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public. 

 

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SUPPORT GROUPS

"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship." - Louisa Mae Alcott

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Support for Persons with Bipolar Disorder
For more information call 440-639-1200


2nd Wednesday of each month
6:30 to 8:00 PM
St. Andrew Episcopal Church
7989 Little Mountain Road, Mentor 44060

 

 

 


SUPPORT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS
For more information call 440-639-1200

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  Young Families Support Group
(For parents or caregivers of children under 18 with a mental illness
or severe emotional disturbance)
 3rd Thursday monthly
6:30 to 8:00 PM
  St. Andrews Episcopal Church
7989 Little Mountain Rd., Mentor

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F2F Alumni Support Group
For family members who have already taken F2F
1st Tuesday monthly
6:30 to 8:00 PM
St. John Vianney Church
7675 Bellflower Road, Mentor 44060 




Mental Health Education Helps! 

Education is a proven method of learning to live better despite
the sometimes-difficult realities of mental illness.

It can help the person experiencing the illness or their
family member more capable and optimistic.



 

 

 


NAMI PRINCIPALS OF SUPPORT

We will see the individual first, not the illness
We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders
We aim for better coping skills
We find strength in sharing experiences
We reject stigma in ourselves and others
We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own
We forgive ourselves and reject guilt
We embrace humor as healthy
We accept we cannot resolve all problems
We expect a better future in a realistic way
We will never give up hope!


Call 440-639-1200

 

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NAMI Ohio
Proudly recognized NAMI Lake County as
“Affiliate of the Year" 2008

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NAMI Lake County is proud to be a service provider of the Lake County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.  For more information on the ADAMHS Network of Service Providers go to www.HelpThatWorks.us 
 
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JOIN NAMI NOW!

Become a member of NAMI and support our programs.
 As a membership organization we rely on the support of our membership
 To help keep us strong. 

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