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For Families…

 

FSG

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a weekly or monthly support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

NAMI Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

 

BasicsNAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

 For People Living with Mental Illness…

NAM Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This program is also available in Spanish, De Persona a Persona de NAMI.

CONNECTIONNAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

 

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery.

 For Everyone…

 

Discover the Resources at NAMI FaithNet

NAMI National FaithNet has exciting new resources for utilization by NAMI members in their advocacy to their places of worship.  These resources are available for downloading on NAMI FaithNet’s Web site, (www.nami.org/faithnet).

These new modules are proving to be very helpful in developing ministry for those with a mental illness and their families in Faith Communities.  I encourage you to review them on the NAMI FaithNet website.

To effectively utilize these Power-Point presentations for self or group study, it is necessary to download the files and save them to your desk top.  This will enable you to access the notes section which is essential to gain the full value of the training.  The slides by themselves only contain the main points.  The notes are made available by clicking on View in the tool bar at the top of your screen after the Power Point slides have been downloaded.

Educational Modules available at www.nami.org/faithnet.

Education leads to understanding.

Understanding leads to empathy.

Empathy leads to loving compassionate care.

Education leads to understanding.  Understanding leads to empathy. Empathy leads to loving compassionate care.  Because of the need for education to start this chain reaction, NAMI FaithNet of Orange County has initiated a monthly training and sharing session (except  December) for those attempting to initiate or expand ministry with those affected by mental illness.  This month’s session included a discussion of NAMI FaithNet’s outreach and other NAMI programs (e.g. Family to Family, Peer to Peer and etc.), which can play an important role in the education of those in our congregations who have a mental illness and their families.

These new modules are also designed to be helpful for advocating to our fellow parishioners who do not have a mental illness.  Reaching the 80% who do not have a mental illness or have a family member with one of these “no fault” disorders is particularly important in our attempts to develop a sustained ministry in Faith Communities.

Please be assured that these modules are not intended to replace any of NAMI’s programs.  They are designed to work hand-in-hand with them.  Those of us on the six member NAMI National FaithNet advisory group strongly recommend taking NAMI’s Family to Family or Peer to Peer class before participating in Faith Community outreach.

 

 


 For Professionals…

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 For Veterans…

 

NAMI partner programs like Army One Source and Make the Connection provide much-needed help for veterans and for those who treat them and their families.

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 For Students…

NAMI on Campus

NAMI on Campus provides information and resources to support students living with mental health conditions and to empower them to take action on their campuses. This site also includes materials to help colleges in improving the academic and social experience of their students by addressing the mental health needs of all students.

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