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Join NAMI FaithNet activities at the 2008 Convention in Orlando, Florida.
For more information, visit NAMI 2008 National Convention.
Recovery Café, unlike other homeless or drop-in shelters in Seattle, focuses on the journey of recovery and healing related to mental illness, addiction, trauma and loss.
Five days a week, in two-hour, daily sessions, participants can take part in "The School for Recovery." The school, led by clergy members, counselors and volunteers, helps people develop cognitive and self-management skills, while also exploring intimacy and relationship issues.
Participants also meet regularly in Recovery Circles, which include meditation, check-ins and sharing, and offer support and accountability as individuals work towards their recovery.
The café, now in its fourth year, is an outgrowth of the New Creation Community, a Christian congregation that meets in the café for worship every Sunday evening.
Read more about the Recovery Café in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center will offer summer workshops that compress a two-year post-doctoral fellowship into five days. It is the only place in the world where specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality and health can be obtained from people who have been active in the field for nearly 25 years.
Due to the intense nature of this training that includes individual mentorship, workshops are limited to 20 participants each. There may be limited scholarships available for those demonstrating extreme need and promising academic careers, and would be awarded on a competitive basis.
It is important to register early. More information on the workshops and registration can be found online
August 22–23, 2008
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows will host the annual Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness Conference in August, which focuses on mental illness and spirituality.
Dr. Bryce Sullivan, professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Belmont University, and Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS, Leadership Team for the Kansas City Province Congregation of the Most Precious Blood, will be the keynote speakers.
Our Lady of the Snows is located in Belleville, Illinois, 15 minutes east of downtown St. Louis. Registration requested by August 8, 2008.
This June, NAMI is honoring fathers and all the men in our lives who guide, support and strengthen us in so many ways.
Your contribution will be a tribute to all the fathers in your life and will help NAMI support the many fathers, mothers, sons and daughters whose lives are affected by serious mental illness.