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October 11, 2017

 NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

WHEN:  Saturday October 28, 2017*

WHERE:  Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322

TIME:  12:00pm – 4:00pm

On-line registration is available at :

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends/

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    NAMI Family Support Group Meetings

    NAMI Family Support Group Meetings

     

    Corvallis Family Support Group meets twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.  Support Group meetings take place in the Fourth floor Board conference room, ask at the reception desk for room confirmation and directions. Drop in, no Registration required, free to all! Meetings begin at 7pm-9pm. Call NAMI Mid-Valley @ 541-745-2064 for more information.

     

     

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    Free classes for family members, partners and friends of persons with Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depression, Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders, Borderline PersonalityDisorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    A series of 11 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. The course is taught by a team of trained volunteers who have experienced mental illness in their own families.

     Please check back for upcoming classes.

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    Mental Health First Aid is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide front-line help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or crisis. The course gives people tools to help friends, family members, colleagues or others within the community. Other classes for specific groups are available including veterans, law enforcement, higher education as well as the senior populationIt is an 8 hour training delivered by certified instructors.

    Mental Health First Aid classes in Benton, Linn Read More

    NAMI Mid-Valley Peer Recovery Support Group

    NAMI Peer Connection

    Meets on the Second & Fourth Monday of each month

    Meetings occur in the Lounge Room at

    Corvallis Chintimini Senior & Community Center

    2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

    from 6-7:30pm

    Drop in, no registration required, Free!

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    This week, Washington Post columnist Carolyn Hax discussed NAMI’s Family to Family program in her advice column, which you can read here. Family to Family is a 12-session educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness. In the program, you’ll learn about:

    How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively Taking care of yourself and managing your stress Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion Finding and using local supports and services Up-to-date information on mental health conditions Read More
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