What is NAMI?
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. We are glad you are here!
Tuesday, May 3 - WK-12 Family2Family, 6-8:30PM
Monday, May 9 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Thursday, May 19 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Thursday, May 19 - Saturday, May 21, NAMI Michigan State Conference (Please call us for further information) Conference
Monday, May 23 - Educational Meeting- Lynn Johnson from Pathways will be speaking about their jail diversion efforts. Candidates running for Marquette County Sheriff have been invited to join the conversation.
Monday, June 13 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Monday, July 11 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Thursday, July 21 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Monday, August 8 - Support Group, 7-9PM
Thursday, August 18 - Support Group, 7-9PM
*NEW* 12 week Family2Family class will be starting!
Tuesdays, September 20 - December 6, 2016, 6-8:30PM
*Unless otherwise stated, ALL meetings and classes held at: The Commons Conference Center
129 W. Baraga Ave. Marquette, MI
Welcome to NAMI Alger-Marquette
May 2, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAMI members complete “Homefront” training, a program for families and friends
of military service members and veterans
Judith Krause and Lorna Hanks, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Alger-Marquette affiliate, have completed the NAMI “Homefront” training in Lansing, MI and will be offering a program in Marquette later this year.
NAMI “Homefront” is a FREE, six-week education program for families, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge. Each weekly session lasts 2 ½ hours. The class will provide instructional material, discussions and interactive exercises.
The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one with symptoms of a mental health condition.
NAMI “Homefront” is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI “Family-to-Family” Program, which has been taught in VA facilities since the late 1990s.
The goals of NAMI “Homefront” are to:
The “Homefront” course will be offered Fall, 2016. For further information please contact Judith Krause at 906-362-6679.
For more information about NAMI “Homefront” please visit: www.nami.org/homefront
NAMI HELPLINE 1 800-950-NAMI (6264)
Your Mind Matters Events 2016
at The Peter White Public Library
May 2-May 31 Lines that Heal: Art in Recovery from Mental Illness: Visual art exhibit created by mental health consumers. Huron Mountain Club Gallery. Open for viewing during regular library hours.
May 4 Coping with Mental Illness: Patients and parents of adult children with a mental illness tell their stories. Q&A after the presentation. Shiras Room at 7 p.m.
May 5 Public Reception: Lines that Heal: Meet and greet the artists behind the exhibition. Huron Mountain Club Gallery at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 9 Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: Marquette County Health Department holds a one hour training session for ages 12 and up on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and know how to get help. Shiras Room at 7 p.m.
May 10 Lunch & Learn: Topic TBA: Community Room at 12 p.m.
May 11 Lunch & Learn: What is NAMI?: Overview of support services provided by the Marquette Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Presenters: Cindy Bertucci, president and Susan Maynard, vice president. Community Room at 12 p.m.
May 16 Lunch & Learn: Lunch & Learn: Borderline Personality Disorder. Presenters: Lottie Kohtala & Mary Carter. Pathways Community Mental Health. Community Room @ 12:00pm. 226-4318
May 18 Lunch & Learn: Using Suboxone in Treating Opiate Addiction Presenter: Mindy Flannigan, MSW. MGHS Behavioral Health. Community Room @ 12:00pm. 226-4318
May 18 Film: Love & Mercy 2014;bio/drama/music; PG-13, 121 min. John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks. Story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson’s struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. Community Room @ 7:00pm.
May 19 Lunch & Learn: Community Inclusion Through Pathway Services: Creative ways Pathways assists people to accomplish their goals through community interactions. Presenters: Lisa Valiquette, Community Services / Vocational Supervisor and Brenda Crow, Life Skills Technician. Pathways Community Mental Health. Community Room. @ 12:00pm.
May 23 Meditation Walk: Come experience the mind-body practice of walking meditation. This presentation will include a brief instruction in seated breath awareness meditation and principles of mindfulness. Presenter: Melissa Middleton, Awakenings, LLC-offering mind-body therapies & instruction since 2007. Shiras Room @ 7:00pm. 226-4318
*There is no admission charge
** For more information visit www.pwpl.info
or call 226-4318
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