NAMI Basics in Leominster Starts February 28

NAMI Basics will be offered in Leominster starting Tuesday, February 28. Classes meet 7-9:30PM, weekly for 6 weeks. There is no cost to the participants and all course materials are provided by NAMI.

The NAMI Basics program is specially designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents and children living with emotional or behavioral challenges. The course is taught by trained volunteer teachers who themselves are parents/caregivers of children living with emotional difficulties. This structure creates an intimacy that few programs possess and consequently, a program whose capacities are unparalleled. It is an evidence-based program recognized nationwide.

Please view the flyer for additional details.

For more information, you may contact the teachers, Dee at deefebba@comcast.net, or Judy at Judy.melillo@yahoo.com.

Family to Family Classes are Forming Now!

Family to Family (F2F) is one of NAMI’s most popular signature programs. In this class, family and friends learn how to help their loved ones who struggle with mental health challenges. This 12 session program is offered at no cost to the participants.

Classes are taught by other family members who are trained Family to Family teachers. Our teachers have real world experience with the issues you face on a daily basis. Past participants have increased their coping skills and problem solving abilities.

At NAMI of Central Middlesex, we are pleased to offer three Family to Family classes during this winter-spring season. Here are the start dates and locations, with links to the flyer for each class:

The flyers contain class details, including teacher contacts. More detailed information about Family to Family is can be found on our Education page. You may also contact our teachers to talk about whether Family to Family can help you. (Many thanks to our volunteer teachers, whose dedication to Family to Family makes these classes possible.)

Talk Saves Lives – An AFSP Workshop in Concord

A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Join us on February 2nd for a FREE hour workshop and a light lunch .

Learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together we can help prevent it.

February 2, 2017
11:30-1PM
Ripley Building, 120 Meriam Road
Concord, MA
Conference Room 4

 

This event is intended for parents and adults living in Concord, Carlisle and neighboring communities.

RSVP is required. Please view the AFSP workshop flyer for more information.

 

Men’s Wellness and Hockey

The Northeast Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Screening for Mental Health, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are sponsoring a Mens Wellness Night at The Tsongas Center, 300 Arcand Drive in Lowell at 6:00 pm on January 27, 2017 during the River Hawks game.

The purpose of this event is to educate people about the risks of depression and other mental health challenges as well as suicide. We’re offering a free mental health screening as well as educational and resource material and giveaways, including chapstick, portable phone chargers, and hand sanitizer.

Enjoy the game and learn where to get help for mental health challenges.

Please see the AFSP Boston Facebook page or the flyer for more information.