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

Parents! Cafe Conversation – July 17th w/Universal Parenting Place; Coffee, Breakfast and Good Company!

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For the duration of the government shutdown, local organizations and businesses are offering discounts and free admission to all federal employees with the presentation of a government ID!

Here’s what we’ve seen so far:

  • 50% off food in the Crosstown Arts Cafe
  • 50% off membership fees for the Shared Arts Making spaces in Crosstown Arts
  • Free admission at Stax Museum of American Soul Music for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission at National Civil Rights Museum for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission into Dixon Gallery and Gardens for federal employees, contractors, and their families members (will continue on until one month after shutdown ends)
  • Free admission into the Brooks Museum for federal employees and their families
  • $20 tickets at Playhouse on the Square starting this weekend
  • $15 adult tickets (limit 2) for any Thursday night performance through March 31, 2019 at Theatre Memphis
  • A limited number of tickets are available for furloughed employees to Mary Wilson at the Halloran Centreon Jan. 26. To redeem, visit the box office between Jan. 22 and 25 and show government ID. One ticket per person.
  • Free admission to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Memphis Hall of Fame for federal employee and one guest
  • Free day passes to cowork space at Wonder/ Cowork/ Create for federal employees- Free coffee, free wifi, cheap photocopies
  • $15 tickets for any seat in the house at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra until the end of the season to federal employees with a government ID
  • Free admission at the Metal Museum for two adults and any children until the end of the shutdown with valid government ID
  • Free admission to the IRIS orchestra for all furloughed employees until the end of the shutdown and $25 tickets for one month after its resolve
  • Free tickets (up to 2 per event) for “Indie Memphis Nights” weekly film series until the end of the shutdown. Government ID must be shown at the Indie Memphis box office at screening venue, open one hour before showtime – Offer not available for Malco special event screening of Roma on 1/29

FREE Summer lunch program for children under 18 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. It runs through August 3rd. No registration required.

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And don’t forget …

Taco Bell is giving away tacos, today, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Walk in and claim one Doritos Locos Taco.

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland, and now Taco Bell is giving everyone in America FREE TACOS.

 

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FREE BBQ Alert! Allegiant is buying lunch downtown today.

As a thank you to the city, Allegiant Airlines is inviting everyone out for FREE Central BBQ today from 11 AM-1 PM. The first 50 people to arrive will receive $100 Allegiant vouchers and you’ll also be entered to win 10 pairs of round-trip tickets.
 
They will also be officially donating $5,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help them continue the fight against childhood cancer and $15,000 to go towards helping the Memphis community in general. Be sure to get to Central’s Downtown location and enjoy free food, cool Allegiant swag, and a chance for a free trip!
 

RSVP via Facebook if you can! 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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