NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Where do I turn to get help?  My loved one doesn't believe he has a mental illness!  Why me?  How can I afford to pay the hospital bills?  What's the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? 

I bet you can relate to the above comments.  Isn't it frustrating when you believe you're all alone?  You're not!  All of us who have a love one with a mental illness shared the same feeling.  Family-to-Family, a 12-week FREE course, answers so many questions.  NAMI-Rome offers the course twice yearly.  For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at jmbm71@bellsouth.net.    

View the following link to learn more.  http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Family-to-Family&lstid=605


All I do is sleep.  I can't hold a job.  My "so-called" friends made fun of me when I told them I had bi-polar.  How do I apply for SSI?  The medications made me gain 45 pounds--who wants that?  Will the voices ever go away?  My family would be better off without worrying about me.

Peer-to-Peer is led by your peers.  They've been there and can offer empathy and help.  This 10-week FREE course is based on recovery.  You'll learn about mental illness and ways to cope.  NAMI-Rome offers the course twice yearly.  For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at jmbm71@bellsouth.net

View the following link to learn more.  http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Peer-to-Peer.


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He forgets to turn in his homework and when I get on to him, he throws a fit.  Where did he learn such foul language?  It wasn't the least bit funny when he threw his pet rabbit into the lake!  Is this a stage and if so when will it end?

Sound familiar?  Parents have long sought answers.  Basics, a FREE 6-week course, explores the minds of children and adolescents and offers parents and caregivers up-to-date information on many childhood behavioral problems ranging from AD/HD to early onset Bipolar disorder.  You'll learn about these disorders, medication, self-help, and ways to help your child cope better.  For more information and registration call Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at jmbm71@bellsouth.net

Visit the following link to learn more.  http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=NAMI_Basics1


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The Peer-to-Peer course teaches.  NAMI Connection listens.  Join others who have similar concerns.  You'll not only get help, you'll give help.  NAMI-Rome holds a weekly support group for individuals with mental illnesses.  It meets Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Rome 1st United Methodist Church, 202 East Third Avenue (except on the fourth Monday).  If you want to talk with someone about this support group, call Joyce at 706-291-7085 or email at bvl1428@bellsouth.net.

The Dalton Connection Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., Dalton.


      

The Family-to-Family course teaches,  The family support group (just like NAMI Connection) listens.  This group is open for family and friends who have a real need to learn the ins and outs of mental illness just because they are caregivers.  It meets the same time as NAMI Connection, but in a different room.  If you want to talk with someone about this support group, call Joyce at 706-291-7085 or email at bvl1428@bellsouth.net.

The Dalton Family Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., Dalton.


IOOV puts a human face on people living successfully with a mental illness. 

IOOV is a recurring presentation where two speakers with a mental illness tell their story to the general public.  Contact Bonnie at 706-232-4607 or email at jmbm71@bellsouth.net to set up a presentation. 

Watched the video to learn more.        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgDA1lmOKBY 


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NAMI Rome has supported this 40-hour training course for law enforcement officers since it came to Georgia.  The goal of CIT is to train 20% of Georgia's officers about mental illnesses and how to effectively de-escalate crises.  While professional mental health presenters and law enforcement trainers filled the minds of the officers with vital and valuable information and skills, NAMI has fed them too--mainly with homemade cookies, cakes, and brownies and with appetizing breakfast goodies.  CIT is a wonderful program and has really made a difference in those departments that take advantage of it. 

More information about CIT is at the following link www.namiga.org/cit.

 

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