NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-6264 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE We will see the individual first, not the illness. Facilitators do not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies. endobj NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Facilitators do not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies for your family member. NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-6264 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE Following state recommendations to implement social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, NAMI Spokane has postponed all in-person support group meetings and classes until further notice. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. 1 0 obj 3 0 obj – An environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. ���� JFIF ` ` �� C !DT��ԃ�ǟI>8�"��*�>��&]�\�%7���?�^?N?\����5.����w �!��6�����&a�D\.���rwe�ߒ���\ ��^g�s1���y�덐1A}�w=�5�$�T� ��hpX킱(��>�Uo�BIE Zs�FM\$(;ޛ�4$�a>��!ٙQ8,��ȉ�6#5�>>I#���A�jCG���a?>\l7Bjȇ6���B $�p����!��$`�l5��g��ܛ����| Families join a caring group of individuals helping one another through their learned wisdom. Not an appropriate setting for children. Guided by Principles of Support. About NAMI & NAMI Washington. NAMI Greater Houston offers on-going support groups for family members of those diagnosed with mental health conditions. These groups are offered free of charge, as are all NAMI programs. REMINDER: The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets today on zoom from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us by going to zoom.us/j/100792470 OR Dial In via phone at (929)205-6009 $.' "#$% '()*+,- 0 Root Entry F , x 2 1Table WordDocument n SummaryInformation( DocumentSummaryInformation8 & CompObj q The groups are led by trained family members of people who experience mental illness. NAMI Faith Group combines scripture lessons, educational topics, and sharing time to promote support and spirituality in mental health. We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events. NAMI Orange County conducts educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout the entire county addressing every aspect of mental health. We will see the individual first, not the illness. The same Group Guidelines and Principles of Support that apply to in-person meetings will be used to guide NAMI Online Support Groups, and each NAMI Online Support Group will be led by two NAMI-trained facilitators who are parents of children with mental health challenges. Facilitation is guided by NAMI's Principles of Support. NAMI SUPPORT GROUP PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORT represent what we are striving for, our touchstones and aspirations as we struggle to come to terms with serious mental illness. 8 0 obj “The NAMI Connection format helps smooth the way, especially for newcomers, with the structure of an agenda, group guidelines, and principles of support.” Meetings are mainly devoted to discussion conducted with these guidelines and principles in mind, such as absolute confidentiality, respect for others, and aiming for better coping skills. The turnout was impressive and as people came in and sat down there was a lot of joking and general bonhomie. They believe that a person’s faith can play a positive role in their mental health experience. 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( Log Out /  Principles of Support We will see the individual first, not the illness. x��Y[o�6~������B�H�˺�X��C�Ŧmm���t����ZN(+L%��������\��ei�E:3��b|iL:[�9��o��S����dE>��?|�W��u9����)�z��o9�2E�3N��D�1e�8�!|�����,w�3F��r78�X���ٟ���Q�T�� You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there. endobj Be mindful of others: no monopolizing or cross talk. FOR PERSONS WHO LIVE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI Connection is a 90-minute support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons who live with mental illness. <> endobj Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I headed to a church for the monthly parents’ meeting of the local NAMI chapter. Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support. Principles of Support. <> Why Attend a NAMI Metro Support Group? Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location. Not an appropriate setting for children. <> We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders. stream This group meets on a monthly basis. endobj One evening last week, in an effort to be more of a joiner (and for the material, naturally!) Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. endobj FOR PERSONS WHO LIVE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI Connection is a 90-minute support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons who live with mental illness. They are used with her permission. These “rules of association” provide the mutual consideration, forbearance, and protection that are often hard to find in the real world. NAMI Principles of Support January 15, 2016 by AL@TucsonComputerDude.com We will see the individual first, not the illness. These groups are offered free of charge, as are all NAMI Programs. NAMI Connection & Substance Use Support Group is a recovery support group program for adults living with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorder. The same Group Guidelines and Principles of Support that apply to in-person meetings will be used to guide NAMI online Support Groups, and each NAMI online Support Group will be led by NAMI-trained facilitators who are either family members or individuals in recovery themselves. Following this introduction, anyone that wishes to may share … Meetings begin with a review of group guidelines and Principles of Support. %���� NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The group is open to adults living with mental health challenges, and to anyone who wants to learn how to better support those living with a condition. We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination. endstream Support groups are being offered on the free video conferencing app Zoom. The leader for the evening had us read aloud from handouts the 12 principles of support, guidance on how we should conduct ourselves during the meeting, how we are should view mental illness, our loved ones, and each other. This is our belief system regarding universal, necessary truths which guide and strengthen us when life deals us this particular challenge. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Thurston-Mason provides free support groups and education programs. <> Salem, MA. ( Log Out /  By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers. Registration is required and will close at 4:30 p.m. the day before each session. The program includes NAMI-trained peer facilitators and employs principles of support designed to empower its members. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping families who live with mental health challenges in their lives. We find strength in sharing experiences. Attendance is on a drop-in basis and each meeting will have a new lesson. Facilitation is guided by NAMI's Principles of Support. The same Group Guidelines and Principles of Support that apply to in-person meetings will be used to guide NAMI Online Support Groups, and each NAMI Online Support Group will be led by two NAMI-trained facilitators who are either family members or individuals in recovery themselves. 5 0 obj Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We fight for improvements to our mental health delivery systems – better access to care, standards of care, recovery, housing, jobs, and rehabilitation. Not an appropriate setting for children. Click on a session below to see details and registration link. We see the individual first, not the illness, we are not to judge others, we embrace humor as healthy, etc. December 4, 2016 January 15, 2016 by AL@TucsonComputerDude.com. We will follow these guidelines at each meeting to create the sanctuary and safety we need. ( Log Out /  Geauga County CopeLine: 440-285-5665. Family Care-giver Support Group – Last Wednesday of Every Month Salem Hospital 7:00 – 8:30 81 Highland Ave Davenport Building room 101 Contact: Chris Sadkowski: 617.984.0504. We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders. All NAMI Support Groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. 4 0 obj NAMI Greater Houston Support Group sessions are online!! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ���)��+'��э���|�g�31�k\M�|�\N‹W����d��Ӏ�. Family Support Groups are guided by NAMI’s Principles of Support: We will see the individual first, not the illness. 2 0 obj The reason 12-Step principles help with other problems is that substance use and addiction, no matter the form it takes, is often a symptom of a deeper mental health problem. OR4��g��lo�J��X/r�e�C&1�����A+9°ot:Ўb8��'���X�{�ē�S@��^�:7xn�t �f�/Z� ���U���= W�hu� r�WR��Ԇ��,l:[{X�QL�w�ݠ!jEh�����v��E����d��H��Xib_KM��g�Mceɏ���C���d�< The seminar provides current information about mental health conditions, introduces effective communication skills, and promotes self care and stress management. Group Guidelines tell us how we are going to care for each other in the group. Geauga County CopeLine: 440-285-5665. These group meetings provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. NAMI Principles of Support. Notes on faith applications were written by Judy Beckman. o��U ",#(7),01444'9=82. We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Click on a session below to see details and registration link. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. NAMi Spokane now offers support groups via Zoom. Principles of Support We will see the individual first, not the illness. We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers. NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that teaches participants about mental health conditions and how best to support loved ones undergoing a mental health challenge. ( Log Out /  We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers. 6 0 obj Meetings are confidential — share as much or as little personal information as you want. These groups are offered free of charge, as are all NAMI Programs. We expect a better future in a realistic way. To reach our office, call or text 440-286-6264 , or fill out the form on our Contact page . 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