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NAMI Family and Friends

UPCOMING NAMI FAMILY AND FRIENDS PRESENTATION:

NAMI Rhode Island is proud to present NAMI Family and Friends through the online streaming platform Zoom.  NAMI Family and Friends will be held on May 13, 2020 from 7-9PM EDT.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY MAY 11, 2020.  REGISTER HERE: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends/details?programListingId=a2u1Q000000xu4lQAA

This presentation will be led by Dana Dillon and Michael O’Rourke, both highly experienced program leaders with NAMI Rhode Island.  These program leaders facilitate popular Family Support Groups in the community, and wish to invite you to this presentation to learn more about what NAMI Rhode Island has available to the family members and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

 

ABOUT NAMI FAMILY AND FRIENDS

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What You’ll Learn

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

What People Are Saying

“Hearing personal experiences and how relatable my experiences are to them was very helpful. Hearing specific strategies to communicate and specific traits that people with mental illness have. Know that the illness is what can cause “cruelty” and poor decisions rather than the person.”

“I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected…it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.”

FOR MORE GENERAL INFORMATION ON NAMI FAMILY AND FRIENDS, visit https://nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends

 

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