Family Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month,
This group may begin meeting in person in the near future. Please contact Cecilia Huston for further information. In the meantime, continue to join the meetings via Zoom.
The Family Support Group is for Family Members, Caregivers and Friends of a person affected by mental illness...
any diagnosis, any age.
(Please note, this is not a peer support group for those with a mental illness.)
For questions or more information, please contact Cecilia Huston: email@example.com
2021 Education Programs
Our Education Programs are available by Zoom, in person or by phone,
February thru December, third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
(See link below for Zoom and phone access)
The option of attending in person is now possible. We meet at 722 33rd Avenue North in the Stand Down building. Please enter through the handicap entrance a the top of the ramp. You may call our NAMI phone if you have questions: 320-654-1259.
20 July “The Least Restrictive Alternatives to Inpatient Care”,
Cathy Lagow, LP, CMMHC
17 August Meet with Area Legislators to review Legislative results and
discuss other State and Local Issues
21 September “Law Enforcement and Mental Illness”, Sgt. Tad Hoeschen,
St Cloud PD
19 October "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Service Animals"
16 November “Tips to Prevent the Holiday Blues”, Nick Johnston,
MSSW, Ph.D, LICSW
21 December “Suicide Prevention”, Lisa Bershok, MSW, LICSW, CentraCare
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
To Join by Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82859647865?pwd=bUNDNFIzWTArSU1ld002RXVuUlRZQT09
Meeting ID: 828 5964 7865
Pass code: NAMI_Zoom!
To Join By Phone Audio:
Dial-In: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 828 5964 7865
Pass code: 1889688
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Parent Support Group
Sometimes the best resource for parents and caregivers of children with challenging behaviors are other parents and caregivers who are facing the same issues and challenges. PLEASE JOIN US!
When: Third Monday of every month From: 6:00 – 8:00pm*** Where: Virtual Meeting This Month: NAMI will present Via Zoom --
You’re The Expert: How To Successfully Advocate For Your Children
Each Sherburne County family that attends the entire presentation and actively participates will receive a $15 gift card to Pizzaman
***NOTE: Meeting will begin at 6:00pm. RSVP to Sue Schmieg: 763-283-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGES Sherburne County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative
Hope For Recovery
Obtain information about mental illnesses, treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy for improving communication; Listen, Empathize, Agree-on what you can, and Partner. It is a six-hour workshop for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states. This class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. A certificate of attendance is available for this class.
Gray Matters: Understanding Depression in Older Adults
Feelings of sadness, loneliness and grief are normal. However, when this sadness is intense, is felt for a long period of time, interferes with our ability to get along with others or to carry out the activities of everyday life…..than it could be depression. Join NAMI Minnesota to talk about risk factors, warning signs, stigma, discrimination, treatment, recovery and resources for depression in older adults. Suicide prevention resources will also be discussed. Depression is not a normal part of aging. A certificate of attendance is available for this class and will be sent after you fill out the evaluation.
Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This workshop meets weekly for two and a half hours for 8 weeks, and there is also a web-based version of this course) and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. We offer several Family to Family classes in various locations in Minnesota twice per year in the fall and winter/spring. The classes have a cap of 25 participants. You may join up to the 2rd week only, then the class is closed. To register contact the instructor for a short interview.
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