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NAMI Family-to-Family, 12 week Course will start April 1
Do you have a loved one struggling with a mental illness? NAMI is offering a 12 week educational course for family members, caregivers, & friends of individuals living with mental illness ... sponsored by Cumberland Perry County Mental Health Services & the local NAMI Cumberland/Perry affiliate. The Classes are FREE for folks in Cumberland & Perry Counties. To learn more about the course visit www.nami.org/f2f
When: Tuesdays at 6:30PM Where: Carlisle (place to be determined) April 1st through June 17th For more information call: Ann @ 717 249-6318 and leave message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Spring 2014 Course
WHEN: To Start on Thursday evenings March 20th, 2014 and ending on May 22nd, 2014 (running 10 weeks) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
WHERE: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Room 125, Camp Hill, PA 17011. NO FEE: Individuals must be a Cumberland or Perry county resident. The course is sponsored by Cumberland/Perry County Mental Health Services and NAMI PA C/P. Preregistration required, to register: Call Thom at 717-697-2602. NAMI P2P Spring 2014 Flyer (pdf) www.nami.org/p2p
The 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday Blended Support Groups
Meetings have changed their format to one that has a quarterly public education program at each location instead of monthly. Program topics and details will be available in the running calendar below. On the months when no Public Education is being held at a location the meeting will consist only of a support group meeting. The support groups on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday are Blended Peer Support Groups which means family members and users of services (sometimes referred to as clients, consumers, persons with the lived experience) are there together to give mutual support and encouragement.
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
NAMI Connection peer support group meeting in Mechanicsburg, PA 2nd Sunday starting January 12, 2014 of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more about NAMI Connection visit www.nami.org/connection See local support group listings flyer in upper right hand corner box however only one is a NAMI Connection Support Group
Support Groups for Family Members
Mental Health First Aid USA courses
NAMI PA Cumberland & Perry Counties offers both the Youth and Adult versions of the 8 hour MHFA. If you would like to arrange for us to provide the certified instructor for the training and your group does the rest of the logistical arrangements (there will be a small fee to cover the cost of the student materials), please call our board president, Taylor P. Andrews 717.243.1645 to discuss this option. This can provide a option for small groups to offer this excellent quality program at a reasonable cost. The instructor is a longtime member and volunteer
For a wealth of information and resources please visit the NAMI National site at www.nami.org. For the most recent local newsletter look at the newsletter link located on the left sidebar. The newsletters contain the current information about our affiliate's activities.
1st Tuesday Camp Hill and 3rd Thursday Carlisle Public Quarterly Education Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Just come, learn, and enjoy.
As always, life happens and the education schedule regarding topics is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
For more information about the Camp Hill Group call Thom at 717-697-2602. Link to local NAMI support information The NAMI Connection support group is held the 2nd Sunday of the month in Mechanicsburg and for details look. Support Group Flyer is located in upper right corner box.
Related FilesSource Book for Families 2nd Ed (PDF File)
Local NAMI Support Group Meeting List 2014 (PDF File)
MHFA Adult Registration March 2014 (PDF File)
Pleasure Unwovens Power Point (PDF File)
NAMI Peer-to-Peer March 2014 Flyer (PDF File)
Related LinksCumberland/Perry County Mental Health Board
Carlisle, Pennsylvania Newspaper