NAMI Basics Class
If your child or teen is experiencing signs of a mental health condition or has already been diagnosed, we can help. NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week class that helps families understand the conditions that may be causing these challenges and the critical role they play in their treatment. Each class provides practical information, resources and skill-building through a combination of lecture, discussion and interactive exercise material.
Taught by trained peers – parents who have "been there" – this class is for any parent, guardian or family caregiver that is looking to better support their child at home, at school and when they are getting medical care.
INSIDE PASSAGES Monthly Forums on Mental Health & Wellness
The 2015-16 Series will be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month starting Sept. 8th from 5:15 – 6:45pm. Forums held in the Robert F. Valliant Board Room at Bartlett. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for professionals.
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1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month starting Sept. 3rd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
What is the NAMI Family Support Group Program?
When a loved one struggles with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or another condition, families are profoundly impacted. The NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping families. Talking with other peers and sharing insights, coping strategies and resources through learned wisdom can be an important link in helping you and your family member discover a more hopeful future.
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Peer-to-Peer is an education and empowerment program for adults living with mental illness. This course provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers vital information, resources, skill building, and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:
- Free and confidential
- Held once a week for 2.5 hours for a total of nine classes
- Taught by trained Peer Mentors who also live with a mental health condition
- Interactive with presentations, discussion and exercises
- A great resource for updated information on all aspects of living with mental illness
Mental Health First Aid Training
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Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress?
The Trust Training Cooperative (TTC) is providing the community with a groundbreaking public education program – Mental Health First Aid – that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.
In this training, Mental Health First Aid trainees are taught how to practice and respond appropriately to mental health problems in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help arrives. Find upcoming trainings in our community.
NAMI Juneau Programs at a Glance
Resources for families:
NAMI understands the impact of mental illness on a family is huge and often traumatic. Helping families cope, adjust, understand, and advocate is a crucial factor in making strides in wellness for the family member living with mental illness and the wellbeing of the family in general.
Family Support Group
Resources for individuals experiencing a mental health condition:
NAMI believes that peer support for individuals living with mental illness is a vital tool in recovery and adjustment in the face of the unique challenges of a brain disorder. NAMI Peer-to-Peer deals with all facets of the impact of mental illness, utilizing the vast store of knowledge and experience of NAMI members across the country to help in recovery and improved mental wellness.
Resources for professionals and community members:
Individuals living with mental illness need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery. NAMI is a clearing house for local mental health resources and works toward educating the public through events and our monthly forums on mental health & wellness, Inside Passages. This program provides a place for our community to learn, gain insight, and exchange views on a wide variety of mental health related issues presented by local and regional experts in the field.