Education & Support:
Family and Parent Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month,
7:00-8:30pm The Family Support Group meetings are held at 722 33rd Avenue North, St. Cloud. (The sign on the building says St. Cloud StandDown)
Enter on the side of the building where the ramp leads to the side door.
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
NAMI St. Cloud Education Programs for 2020:
One CEU Available for each program
For more information, call 320-654-1259.
Our Education Programs are suspended until further notice.
Please check this page for updates.
Location: 722 33rd Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN
(located in the StandDown building)
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
November 17 -" How to Prevent the Holiday Blues",
Nick Johnston PhD, LICSW, Retired Clinical Social Worker.
December 15 - "The Lighter Side of Mental Illness and Recovery", Lori Long
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.
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.