Family and Friends Seminar Scheduled for February 10

NAMI Family and Friends is a FREE 5 hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.  Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.  Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.  Lunch is provided.  For more information contact us at 509-453-8229.  Please register for the course by going to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends

NAMI Smarts – Advocacy Workshops Scheduled

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy workshops have been scheduled in preparation for NAMI Lobby Day (February 19) in Olympia.  Two workshops will be held, Tuesday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m or Thursday January 25 at 6 p.m.  Both workshops will be held at the Comprehensive Healthcare auditorium. 402 S. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902.  You will prepare your story in order to speak to policy makers with confidence, and you will be provided tips and tools for an effective meeting with your legislator.  Contact the NAMI Yakima Office, 509-453-8229, to register for either workshop.

Education & Support Meeting December 14

The Education and Support Committee will meet on December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Comprehensive Healthcare Auditorium.  All teachers/facilitators of NAMI classes and support groups are invited to attend this dinner meeting.  The agenda will include setting the schedule for NAMI programs in the coming year.

NAMI Family and Friends Seminar Offered November 18 and December 9

NAMI Family and Friends is a FREE 5 hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.  Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.  Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.  Lunch is provided.  For more information contact us at 509-453-8229.  Please register for the course by going to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends

Leadership and Recovery Workshop – November 10

A workshop, based on the 10 Principles of Recovery developed by SAMSHA, is scheduled for Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Beth Handewith Gould of Greater Vision Life Coaching will present leadership and advocacy skills, for persons with mental health or substance abuse issues, family members and community members.  The workshop is scheduled for the First Street Conference Room, 223 North First Street, Yakima WA 98901.  Lunch will be provided.  Please register by contacting us at 509-453-8229, info@namiyakima.org.

Tuesday Speaker Topic Description
April 14 6:30- 8:30 pm Paul Nagle-McNaughton, Vice President at Comprehensive Mental Health. He has been with the organization for 16 years, Community Education is one of his duties as Vice LEAP: Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner: This presentation should give you the tools you need to persuade someone in “denial” about mental illness to accept treatment and/or voluntarily comply with your requests. The basis of the LEAP method is found in the book, “I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help!” by Xavier Amador, Ph.D.. Previously, Dr. Amador was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons; on the Board of Directors of the NAMI, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; Director of Research at NAMI; and the Director of Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
May 12 6:30-8:30 pm Deanna Roy, Board Secretary, IOOV Presenter Annie Bringloe, Board Member, IOOV Presenter In Our Own Voice Presentation Learn about mental illness from two people who have been there. The In Our Own Voice Presentation demonstrates how individuals with severe mental illness experience recovery. Each program presenter has been through training to translate the story of her own struggles and successes.
June 9 6:30- 8:30 pm Terry Archer, Supported Employment Director/CARF Surveyor Yakima Specialties

Yakima Specialties empowers people with barriers to employment to achieve their highest potential in life and in the workforce. They have been servicing Yakima since 1964 and you have an opportunity to learn more about their endeavors.

 

All Monthly Education Meetings offered by NAMI Yakima are FREE to the PUBLIC! Come learn about the efforts in the community to de-stigmatize mental illness. Join us for refreshments and stimulating conversation, April 14, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm, in the Auditorium at CWCMH

2015 NAMI Yakima Educational Meetings

mental_health_awareness_ribbon_postcard-p239140026495883302qibm_4001In NAMI-Yakima’s steadfast commitment to raise awareness and build a healthy community of hope, we are excited to be presenting a series of educational classes on various topics. These informational topics will include advocacy, suicide prevention, DE stigmatizing mental illness,  disabilities in the workplace, rehabilitation and creative options, college students and mental health on campus, plus more exciting topics.

Meeting time is 6:30-7:30 PM, at our NAMI office located in the Comprehensive Mental Health Building, 402 S. 4th Ave, Yakima, WA. 98902 (Auditorium)

Upcoming Speakers:

February 10– Feature speaker Jim Pinnell (Comprehensive Mental Health)
Topic:Mental Health 101-A Preview of Mental Health Aid
March 10 – Ed Thornbrugh
Topic: CIT Stakeholders
Our stakeholder Meeting will be a strategic event for introducing stakeholders to each other, gaining commitment to usability objectives based on CIT (Crisis Intervention team) training. It is also a method for collecting information regarding the purpose of CIT and its overall framework. Consider this a “Kick Off” meeting.