NAMI Programs

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Special training opportunity for volunteers with “lived experience” who are well along their way in recovery are sought by NAMI High Country to apply for Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training so they can help others in Ashe County who have mental health issues.

NAMI High Country is seeking volunteers to facilitate Connections Recovery Support Groups by holding a 1 1/2  hour free support group monthly, listening, and networking resources. A core group of eight volunteer facilitators are needed so these groups can be scheduled as often as once a week.

Membership in NAMI (as low as $3.00 for persons with limited income) covers your overnight cost for the weekend training including a notebook and some start-up materials. Transportation costs are not included, trainings have been either in Raleigh or Charlotte.

NAMI’s next training to become a Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator is September 20-22.  Call or e-mail Karen Gross for more information 828-406-1421 (cell) or karengross@skybest.com . She has  brochures, application forms, and can tell you more about this special initiative for Ashe Co.  See more information on Connection.

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Peer to Peer is a unique learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.  It is a free 10-week, 2-hour class.  Start date is unknown but check back here for updates.  Contact us if you would like us to put you on the list of potential participants.  See more information on Peer to Peer.

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.  It is a 12 week class that will begin in 2014.  Contact us if you would like to be put on the list of potential participants.  See more information on Family to Family.

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In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained people living with mental illness share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.  Contact us if you would like to be trained as a presenter or would like to schedule a presentation for your organization.  See more information about In Our Own Voice.

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