NAMI MISSOULA OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
Peer to Peer is a free ten-week “education for recovery” course for individuals with persistent mental health issues. Taught by trained mentors who are themselves in recovery, the course provides insights into the nature of various psychiatric conditions, helps participants better recognize symptoms and triggers, and aids in developing strategies to prevent or minimize relapse.
Our next “Peer to Peer” class begins March 6, 2017. Class space is limited, so please call us at 880-1013 to register.
Family to Family is a free twelve-week course designed to educate and support family members, loved ones, and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Classes are taught by two trained facilitators who have lived the experience of dealing with a family member’s mental illness; the course offers a wealth of information and coping strategies and helps combat the isolation and helplessness families so often feel around this issue.
Our Fall 2016 “Family to Family” class began on September 6. Individuals interested in being placed on a waiting list for 2017 should contact us at 880-1013.
“NAMI Crafts” is a brand-new group for adults with mental illness who want to combine hands-on creativity with informal socializing. The group is facilitated by a trained mental health professional with extensive experience in craft work. This is not an “art therapy” group; it’s simply a chance to have fun and to express yourself! “NAMI Crafts” meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 at 202 Brooks, Room 210 (St. Paul Lutheran Church); there’s no need to register, and interested individuals can just show up for the class. Call 880-1013 if you have any questions.
In Our Own Voice is a one-hour presentation offered free to interested community groups. Two trained presenters discuss their experiences living with, and recovering from, mental illness; a brief DVD is also included. Educational and inspirational, personal and intimate, In Our Own Voice presentations are one of NAMI’s best tools for combating stigma and stereotypes about mental illness. Call us at 880-1013 or e-mail us at email@example.com to arrange a presentation to your group or organization.