NAMI education, support, and advocacy offers many possibilities. We offer the evidenced-based Family to Family Education Program, Peer Support, two Family Support groups, and more.
NEXT FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS! ENROLL NOW!
CLASS IS FREE! CURRICULUM MATERIALS PROVIDED - REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 740-397-3088 or E-mail namiklcohio@embarqmail to enroll. Be sure to designate which location you prefer.
OFFERED TWO LOCATIONS:
THE MAIN PLACE, 117 W. High Street, Mount Vernon, OH
THE MAIN PLACE, 112 S. Third Street, Newark, Ohio
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a FREE 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals having a mental illness.The Course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.
* Attend with other family members just like you in a confidential setting. * Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative. * Take an eye-opening look inside some of today's current brain research related to mental illness. * Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives. * Learn about the medication issues involved in mental illness and the latest treatment options. * Learn to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones.
The class meets for 12 weeks. It is offered free of charge and is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives with mental illness. It follows a structured format covering issues frequently faced by families dealing with mental illness.Preregistration is necessary.
ENROLL NOW - in addition to family, this class is appropriate for teachers, professionals, friends or anyone who wants to learn more about mental illness its behaviors and concerns.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS:
Currently a PEER support group meets EVERY Thursday at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group is composed of individuals with a mental illness and supporting family members. It is informal, confidential, bonding and fun. No enrollment necessary -- group is open..