The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a Hope for Recovery presentation for the Park Rapids community on November 19th from 9AM until 3PM. The event will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church (112 Park Avenue North, across from McDonalds) and will feature a trained instructor who will offer information, hope, and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illnesses.
Participants will gain knowledge about various illnesses, coping and communication strategies, navigating the mental health system, local resources, and recovery.
Register for the training: HERE.
Download and print a brochure: Hope for Recovery Brochure
NAMI State Conference
Also, don’t forget to join NAMI Minnesota’s 2016 State Conference “Stories of Hope – Voices for Change” on November 5th.
NAMI Minnesota’s 2016 State Conference “Stories of Hope – Voices for Change” in honor of NAMI Minnesota’s 40th Anniversary will be held Nov. 5, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Jennifer Ayers-Moore, sister of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers the subject of the movie “The Soloist” will be the keynote speaker. The closing keynote will be on the Importance of Sleep by Imran S. Khawaja, MD, FAASM, a well-known psychiatrist and expert on sleep.
There will be 15 breakout sessions for teens/young adults, parents of children, adults with mental illnesses, and family members and professionals on a variety of topics including truancy and school refusal, housing and supports, keys to college success, understanding guardianship, understanding dysregulation, new issues in criminal justice, healing, trauma transformed through art, helping your child through trauma, mental health policy, and behavioral health homes.
NAMI’s annual awards luncheon and a celebration of NAMI’s history and future will take place at 11:30AM.
The cost is $60 for members, $100 for non-members or $35 for students. Lunch is included. Limited partial scholarships for youth and adults are available – call Samuel at 651-645-2948 ext. 115 to apply. NAMI’s state conference is approved by the MN Board of Social work for 4.5 CEUs. A certificate of attendance will also be available.
What is NAMI?
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy.