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

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Le Bonheur Volunteen Program is looking for high school students ages 15-18 that are interested in the volunteer/shadowing program this summer. We will also welcome any college student that may be interested. Please email lbvolunteers@lebonheur.org for questions.

Applications will be published the first of April and will run/be accepted the whole month!

Parity Workshop Oct 23rd – PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!
 
Ever been denied treatment that could help?
Needed more therapy visits but were told you reached your limit? Your rights may have been violated!
Mental Health Parity means mental illness and substance use
conditions must receive the same insurance coverage as physical illness.
So if your plan offers unlimited doctor visits for a chronic condition like diabetes, then it must also offer unlimited visits for a mental health condition such as PTSD or anxiety.
Without Mental Health Parity, you are not getting the full range of benefits to which you are entitled.
Come Learn:
what parity is
what violations may look like
how to file a complaint
 
Memphis
Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm
Ridgeway Baptist Church – Fireside Room
2500 Ridgeway Road
Brought to you by NAMI Tennessee and Nami Memphis Page

Temple Church Of God In Christ

672 S. Lauderdale St.

Memphis, TN

Business and Professional Women’s Federation presents, Circle Of Life.  On April 22nd Methodist Mobile Mammography will provide FREE mammograms to the public.

For more information call  (901)775-1909

MAXIMUS TN Works is collaborating with The Department of Human Services and Case Management Inc. to host the 2nd Annual Health, Career and Education Fair on April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3230 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122.

 

More info, soon.

Join Booker T. Washington High School as they host their 3rd and final community blood drive of the year!  The goal is 49 units so that the school will receive a $1000 scholarship! SIGN UP TODAY!

You must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 115 pounds and be in generally good health.

BE READY! Follow these guidelines to make sure you can give:

Drink plenty of fluids 1 to 6 hours in advance

Eat a balanced meal 1 to 4 hours in advance

If your iron level has been too low to donate, the following iron-rich foods might help: Lean beef, chicken, turkey, fish, shrimp, oysters, broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, whole grain bread, brown rice, whole grain cereal, enriched pasta, tortillas, berries, watermelon, cherries, grapes, oranges, grapefruit, plums, and dried fruit, nuts, unrefined sugar, molasses.

Here’s the appointment link to sign-up! https://ww2.clublifeblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/59878

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