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

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
Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation, a ministry of Evangelism-Counseling-Advocacy has partnered with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA),  the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression, and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA Spirit Realm DeSoto County is a faith-based, not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization that provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. One of the main services provided is support groups.  DBSA Spirit Realm primarily serves the DeSoto County, MS area and extends to Memphis, TN. Churches and communities seeking resources (educational programs, speakers, counseling, referrals, support groups, etc) are encouraged to contact us for partnership opportunities.

The next support group for those living with the challenge of depression (diagnosed or non-diagnosed) is Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at The Rock Church located at 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS.

For more information, please contact Shulanda Hastings, Chapter President at 662.626.DBSA (3272), dbsaspiritrealm@gmail.com or visitwww.dbsaspiritrealm.org

 

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The Church Health Center offers free Health Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday at 1115 Union. Health Education will teach you how to manage your hypertension, cholesterol, or obesity. It’s free and open to community. Registration is not required. Can’t make it on Monday? We also offer a special session from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Registration is required for the Saturday class. Please call901-259-4673 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Diabetes Education, a 2-class series that will give you the skills to self-manage your condition. Classes are held each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Registration is not required, and you may start at any point during the month. Can’t make it on Tuesday? Diabetes Education is presented in its entirety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the secondSaturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturdaycourse. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

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Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104.

Together with the National Alliance on Mental Health Memphis (NAMI), the Church Health Center hosts free “With Hope in Mind” classes for families affected by mental illness. Classes are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through March 30 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn basic tools needed to cope with caring for adult relatives diagnosed with a mental illness, including problem management, communication, crisis planning, and immediate coping skills for illness cycles. Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 to register.

March is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month and the Shelby County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program is committed to educating high-risk communities about the dangers of lead exposure and how lead poisoning can be prevented. In partnership with the Church Health Center, it will host a free Lead Poisoning and Prevention Information Sessionat 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. For more information, please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241.

The Church Health Center is recruiting educators, parents, and those working in children’s ministries to introduce children to healthy foods from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 22 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The Center’s “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum is designed for ages 2-5 to build literacy, improve fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, and enhance development. You will receive a copy of our “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum book for attending this free workshop! To register, contact Kristina Hall at 901-701-2241 or hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org.

Healthy, happy living begins at home! The Church Health Center will host a Healthy Living, Happy Living Family Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Local and state health services providers including Universal Parenting Place, Collegiate Life Investing Fund, and the Memphis Police and Fire Department will be on-hand with information and giveaways. For more information, please contact Memphis Madden at maddenm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2289.

Expand your mind for the future! The Church Health Center will host a “My Vision For the Future” Workshop from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at 1115 Union Ave. At this free workshop, we will set spiritual, physical, and mental goals by creating vision boards. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments and craft materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2240 to register.

The Church Health Center’s annual community walk and fundraiser Walking as One will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s celebration features music from The Mighty Souls Brass Band, Amurica photobooth, and food games and entertainment! Registration is $15/ person or free to Church Health Center Wellness members and children 12 and under. Fundraising is happily encouraged!  Log on to walkingasone.org to register. Please contact Megan Carolan at carolanm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2151.

 

Saturday, October 10th will mark the international observance of World Homeless Day.  Since its inception in 2010, this day has been set aside to draw attention to the needs of homeless people and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.  As a part of the Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness, citizens of Memphis and the Mid-south are encouraged to impact the lives of homeless people in their local communities by volunteering or donating to Project Homeless Connect.  This massive event will take place on October 15th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Project Homeless Connect allows individuals who are experiencing homelessness to access a wide array of resources and services that are needed to leave homelessness.  These services include healthcare, dental care, mental health services, housing referrals, employment services, legal advice, and more.  Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, the event also provides homeless individuals with breakfast, lunch, and an assortment of personal care items. This annual event mobilizes city agencies, community organizations and volunteers to ensure that participants receive holistic care in a dignified setting. 

Volunteers are invited to lend their hearts and hands by clicking here, or you may sign up through Volunteer Memphis. For more information about World Homeless Day, please visit www.worldhomelessday.org.

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The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Computer Systems Analyst and Manager of Wellness. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 13, 2015 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com or https://va-csm.symplicity.com. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted.Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, HR Manager at the email listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Veterans/Disability

MINACT is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Position Closing Date:  July 13, 2015

Computer System Analyst/Trainer

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide software and network support, training and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Corel, Microsoft, and Novell products.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related area and one year of relevant work experience. Network certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

OR

An Associate Degree in Computer Science or a related area and two years of relevant work experience. Network Certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires special technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software and network support for multiple users.
  • Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, networking and accessory equipment.
  • Must have advanced personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, DOS and Windows skills.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble personal computer components, including cabling.
  • Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:  A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Off

Interested internal applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Manager of Wellness Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans, implements and controls the Center’s Health Services Program including Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Sickle Cell and Optometric care.  Coordinates the professional staff services, including the physician, dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, mental health consultant and optometrist.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three years experience in a hospital, physician’s office or public health setting with one year long term health care experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong working knowledge of data processing and computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Effective organization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Classroom instruction and Curriculum Development;
  • Must be confidential

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:    Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45am-

4:45 pm

7:45am-4:45 pm 10:00 am – 7:00pm 7:45am-4:45 pm 7:45am-4:45 pm Off

Interested Applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Faith-based Mental Health Seminar
Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation Ministries is hosting their Second Annual, Faith-based Mental Health Awareness Seminar on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Located at the The Rock Church, 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS 

This seminar is for pastors, ministry leaders, parents, professionals and congregants that would like to gain more understanding about mental heath, barriers between church and community, locating resources or interested in starting a counseling ministry at their church. 

Topics include: 

•Breaking Mental Health Barriers

•Working with Children

•Helping Teens Deal with Crises

• Connecting Adults with Resources

•The Role of the Pastor 

•Bridging the Gap between Church & Community

Facilitators include:  LaTanya Foreman, Rust College Family First Resource Center; Veronica Hampton, Inspired Therapy Family Counseling; Reginald Taylor, Pastor of The Rock Church, Shulanda Hastings, Director of Christian Counseling/Mental Health Advocacy- Spirit Realm.

Keynote Speaker is Lorri Key Barrett, LCSW-  “Keeping My Faith, While Saving My Mind”. 

CEU/Contact hours available.  To register, visit www.spiritrealmmanifestation.com or contact Shulanda Hastings, Senior Ministry Leader, at 901.606-7792 or healthymindscoach@gmail.com