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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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.