NAMI EDUCATION NIGHT!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @6:00 PM

Anyone is welcome!

MENTAL ILLNESS, SUICIDE AND SURVIVING

presented by

Sandy Staplehurst trained as a facilitator with the stigma-busting program Breaking the Silence NM and Desiree Woodland who is a retired APS teacher, author, and board member of Survivors of Suicide Albuquerque and Breaking the Silence NM.

At the NAMI Albuquerque office, 2501 San Pedro Blvd. NE Suite 212

Visit NAMI Albuquerque online

www.namialbuquerque.org

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W.R.A.P. Start up

Our WRAP program is back on track.  Everyone is welcome to attend this Sunday November 18th. 3:30 – 4:30.  Learn how to focus on a persons strengths and create your own individual WRAP plan.  All instruction and materials furnished are FREE!

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cancelled W.R.A.P class

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the WRAP class scheduled for today, November 4th has been cancelled.  For those who show up today, we will use the time as a study session.  WRAP will resume November the 11th at it’s regular time.  Click on NAMI programs above for more information.

Sorry for any inconvenience to those planning to attend today Sunday November the 4th.

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W.R.A.P.

New WRAP session starting Sunday November the 4th.  Look under NAMI programs for time, place, and more details!

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Updates Coming Soon

Please check for updates coming soon!

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NAMI Home Front for Families of Veterans now Available for Registration

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.  REGISTRATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CLASSES STARTING 1 OCTOBER!  See below:

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions.

Now offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

The ONLINE class will be offered starting on 4 different dates/time, beginning October 1st 2018.  You will be asked to choose which Dates you want to take when you register:

USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER*:

https://www.research.net/r/homefrontonline

 *All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs

Participant Perspectives

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”

Mother of a Veteran

I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”

Spouse of a Veteran

 

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Family to Family 12-Week Education Class

NAMI Albuquerque provides a free 12-week, evidence based course for family care givers.  This comprehensive course, held 3 or 4 times each year, provided information on brain disorders, diagnosis, medications and much more.  It includes a number of workshops, such as an empathy workshop, problem solving and communications, etc., aimed at providing family members with tools to help you more effectively help your loved-one. (Click “Programs” in the main menu above for more information)

Now taking registrations for the next NAMI Family to Family class which will begin on Thursday October 4th 2018.  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Click the button below to contact the Family to Family Program Director for more information or to register:

Contact F2F

 

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Senator Pete Domenici Memorial

Senator Pete Domenici, who recently passed away, was a life-long advocate for people living with mental illness and their families.  Mental illness impacted the Domenici family directly and as a result, the family were huge advocates and, in fact, Mrs Domenici (Nancy) was an adviser to the board of NAMI National for many years.  Not long ago, Nancy Domenici, while visiting Albuquerque, actually sat in on one of NAMI Albuquerque’s Family to Family classes.

On Saturday, Sept 16th 2017 there was a memorial held at Isotopes Ball Field at which one of Sen Domenici’s Daughters spoke.  Several NAMI volunteers assisted with seating and handing out water and Crackerjacks, etc.  Also, our very own Dr Kathy Finch, President of NAMI Albuquerque, was invited to speak.  Here is a brief video clip of Ms Domenici and Dr Finch’s remarks.

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Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque

 

Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque.

NAMI Albuquerque is in the process of building new activities and needing volunteers for 2018-2019.  If you are interested in being part of our NAMI Albuquerque please contact us at 505-256-0288 or drop us an email by clicking on the “contact us” form.  Please include your name and phone or email so we can contact you.  You can also attend our board meetings to find out what is going on.

Check our NAMI Programs and Events tab to see what we are doing right now.  

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