When:
April 13, 2017 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
2017-04-13T17:45:00-06:00
2017-04-13T19:45:00-06:00
Where:
St. George Library - Lower Level
88 West 100 South
St. George, UT 84770
USA
Contact:
Pam or Lynn
541-331-0711 / 435-256-8351

Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is a program for the family of the person with mental illness, for their own support, understanding of mental illness and maintaining their own well-being, as well as that of their loved one with mental illness.  The NAMI trained volunteer teachers are family members that personally know what it is like to have a loved one struggling with a brain disorder

 

Thursday – Jan. 5th – Family Support Group

Thursday – Jan. 12th – Class 1

Education/Welcome:
Introduction to family education

Thursday – Jan. 19th – Class 2

Major Mental Illness/Critical Periods:
Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Mania, Schizoaffective Disorder, Getting through Critical Periods of crisis

Thursday – Jan. 26th – Class 3

Types of Mood Disorder:
Subtypes of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders, Telling our stories.

Thursday – Feb. 2nd – Family Support Group

Thursday – Feb. 9th – Class 4

Basics About the Brain:
Biology and the causes of brain disorders

Thursday – Feb. 16th – Class 5

Problem Solving Skills:
Workshop

Thursday – Feb. 23rd – Class 6

Medication Review

Thursday – Mar. 2nd – Family Support Group

Thursday – Mar. 9th – Class 7

Empathy:
Inside mental illness

Thursday – Mar. 16th – Class 8

Communication Skills Workshop

Thursday – Mar. 23rd – Class 9

Self-care

Thursday – Mar. 30th – Guest Speaker

Thursday – Apr. 6th – Family Support Group

Thursday – Apr. 13th – Class 10

Recovery / Rehab

Thursday – Apr. 20th – Class 11

Advocacy

Thursday – Apr. 2tth – Class 12

Graduation/Party/Certificates

Thursday – May 4th – Family Support Group

Thursday – Jun. 1st – Family Support Group

Thursday – Jul. 6th – Family Support Group

Peer to Peer

Free 10 session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.  Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.  Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

Thursday – Jan. 5th – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Jan. 12th – Class 1

Orientation:
welcome, introductions, course orientation, questions and answers

Thursday – Jan 19th – Class 2

Icebreaker, Group ground Rules:
Discussion on course values, mental illnesses as traumatic experiences, consumer stages of recovery, stigma, culture, mindfulness

Thursday – Jan. 26th – Class 3

“It’s not my fault”:
Mental illnesses as no-blame disorders, brain biology and research, the challenges and benefits of medication, relapse prevention, creative visualization, mindfulness

Thursday – Feb. 2nd – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Feb. 9th – Class 4

Storytelling- sharing:
of personal experiences, mindfulness

Thursday – Feb. 16th – Class 5

Information and discussion:
Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, relapse prevention continued, accounts of wisdom and strength, mindfulness

Thursday – Feb. 23rd – Class 6

Information and discussion:
Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, dual diagnosis, relapse prevention continued, substance abuse and addiction, the role of acceptance in recovery, mindfulness

Thursday – Mar. 2nd – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Mar. 9th – Class 7

Understanding emotions:
Complete relapse prevention, focusing on experiences of joy, spirituality, physical health and mental health, mindfulness

Thursday – Mar. 16th – Class 8

Suicide and prevention, coming out of isolation:
Mental illness and disclosure, take home tool for making difficult choices, surviving a hospital stay, advance directive for mental healthcare decision making, mindfulness

Thursday – Mar. 23rd – Class 9

Guest speaker, hot buttons and triggers:
Working with providers, advance directive continued, incarceration survival and preparedness, mindfulness

Thursday – Mar. 30th – Guest Speaker

Thursday – Apr. 6th – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Apr. 13th – Class 10

Another look at consumer stages of recover, empowerment, advocacy, opportunities for involvement, in NAMI, mindfulness, evaluations, celebration

 Thursday – Apr. 20th – Class 11

Open

Thursday – Apr. 27th – Class 12

Graduation/Party/Certificates

Thursday – May 4th – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Jun. 1st – Connection Support Group

Thursday – Jul. 6th – Connection Support Group