Education & Support:
Family Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month,
Until further notice our Family Support Group meetings will be by Zoom sessions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting in February, our Education Programs will be available by Zoom
Third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
NAMI St. Cloud Area
2021 Education Programs
l9 January No Educational Program..Annual Board Meeting
16 February “How to Plan an Awesome Adventure”, Heidi Ampe, MSW, LICSW St Cloud VA
16 March “Acquiring and Maintaining Hope”, Dale Anderson, MS, CPRP
20 April “Hoarding”, Janice Kuefler, BS
18 May Consumer Panel: Consumers share Their Journey from Illness to Recovery, Dale
Anderson, MS, CPRP, Moderator
15 June “Suicide Prevention”, Lisa Barshok, MSW, LICSW, CentrCare Suicide Coordinator
Not yet confirmed
17 August Meet with Area Legislators to review Legislative results and discuss other State
and Local Issues
21 September “Law Enforcement and Mental Illnes”s, Sgt Tad Hoeschen, St Cloud PD
16 November “Tips to Prevent the Holiday Blues”, Nick Johnston, MSSW, Ph.D, LICSW
6:00 to 7:00 PM
To Join by Browser
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 .....Presented by NAMI Minnesota:
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 email@example.com
BRIDGES Sherburne County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative
July 27, 2020
Online Classes for Families of Adults
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.
Online Classes For Families of Children & Adolescents
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.
Check here for scheduled dates.
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.
For Information on NAMI Minnesota groups:
Webconnect Support Group
NAMI Minnesota has a web-based support group for individuals, family members, and parents. NAMI WebConnect is provided online and in real time with the hope of serving those who cannot attend a support group in person. The groups are peer-led by trained NAMI facilitators.
NAMI Minnesota WebConnect
To access the Groups:
1. Visit Support Groups Central.
2. Click on the Blue Tab that says “Not yet a member? Create your member account now!”
3. Make an account
4. Click on NAMI Minnesota at the Top of the page
5. Click the “Register” buttonFor information, contact 651-645-2948 x121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.