FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:

ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia

 

A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.

 

Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

 

Why You Should Attend:

 

A toolkit of information

Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community

Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

 

Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at mboyd.namimemphis@gmail.com to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019

 

Veronique Black

NAMI Memphis

901-725-0305 phone

901-725-0306 fax

3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall

Suite #480

Memphis, TN 38115

 

You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI

A Perfect Storm:  Exploring the Hidden Causes Behind Autism, ADHD, and Chronic Illnesses

The Perfect Storm is a FREE seminar that explores and explains the hidden causes behind these neuro-developmental disorders with a specific emphasis on the role of the brain and central nervous system. Join me as I talk about exactly how the brain and nervous system are supposed to develop, and where it goes wrong with spectrum disorders, developmental delays and other so called “normal” childhood ailments. Most importantly, this event will provide an understanding of how to get your child’s nervous system balanced and healthy again, and therefore enhance and improve your child’s function and development, no matter the disorder.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 9:30 am.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact (901) 521-9326.  To see the flyer, please click here.

 

The All Days are Happy Days summer camp, a week-long camp for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder between the ages of 6-11 is still accepting applications.  There are a few scholarships available for families unable to pay the fee. The application is attached.  For more information, please contact Belinda Tate Hardy at 448-6669

Revised adhd health record medical release form(2013)

all days are happy days application 2013

Camp flyer 2013