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from NAMI.org
The Karen Effect It was the sense of belonging, of being cared for in this most basic way, that Karen and her family needed most.
What Im Thankful for at NAMI
NAMI Advocacy Update: November 2014
Henderson Behavioral Health Advancing Early Intervention
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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

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Classes meet weekly for 12 sessions.  Next session begins WednesdaySeptember 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
To register call Darci Capp at 440-639-1200 or e-mail darci@namilake.org

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.

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For Families or Caregivers of Children with Mental Illness or Severe Emotional Disturbances 
Spring course starts Saturday, May 21.  Call 440-639-1200 to register.

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Learning your child has a mental illness can change family life profoundly.  You not only deal with the illness itself but also navigating unfamiliar terraiin which can be challenging.
NAMI Basics is a 6-week free education program providing an important road map to guide you during challenging times... this course gives the basic information necessary to take the best care possible of your child, ase well as the rest of your family - and yourself! 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

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

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Adult Recovery & Wellness Support Group 
Every Tuesday
 2:00 to 3:30 PM
McKinley Grove
307 McKinley Grove, Painesville
     

                                     

 


Family-to-Family Dual Diagnosis Support Group

Dealing with a loved one's dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse can be painful and isolating. Get the emotional support you need to cope by joining a support group. 


RSVP Registration is Required
Call the NAMI office at 440-639-1200

1st & 3rd Monday monthly
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Signature Health, Inc., 38882 Mentor Ave, Willoughby, Ohio 44094 

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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!


For more information 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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