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Mental Health Care in Minnesota Jails – Policy Panel Discussion, Dec. 10, Noon

December 4, 2020

Join NAMI Minnesota for a panel discussion with Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell, Melissa Dau from the Suicide Prevention Program at the Minnesota Department of Health, and other stakeholders to discuss barriers and innovations in providing mental health care in jails. While only 4% of adults in the U.S. lives with a serious mental more »

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Hope For Recovery Class, Dec. 5, 9:00 A.M.

December 3, 2020

Participants in the Hope for Recovery class will gain knowledge about various mental illnesses, coping and communication strategies, navigating the mental health system, local resources, and recovery. This class is intended for people who have a family member or friend living with a mental illness and not for professional development. This class covers a lot more »

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Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain – NAMI Networking with Dr. Kelvin Lim

December 2, 2020

NAMI Minnesota presents an informal webinar with Kelvin Lim, MD on Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain. If you are a mental health professional interested in the work of NAMI Minnesota, want to network with others in the field, or are impacted by mental illnesses and curious about this topic, this event is for more »

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Seeking NAMI Support Group Volunteers

December 1, 2020

If you have been helped by a NAMI Minnesota Connection or Open Door support group and are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact Cherolyn Fischer at peerprogramcoordinator@namimn.org for more information about our upcoming trainings:  Open Door Support Group Facilitator Training on Saturday, December 5, 9:00-4:00 (online), and Connections Support Group Facilitator Training on Saturday more »

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Research Study on Mental Health and Political Engagement

November 30, 2020

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between mental health and political engagement. This study is an online survey with the potential for a follow-up interview. It will examine factors such as access barriers to activism, accommodations, and exclusion from political communities due to health-related experiences and identities. Participants will take an more »

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Family-to-Family Course on Mental Illnesses

November 26, 2020

Participants in the Family-to-Family course learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. They also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This class meets once a week for more »

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NAMI Holiday Gift Drive

November 20, 2020

In December, NAMI Minnesota will again be holding its Holiday Gift Drive for children and adults with mental illnesses who are in an inpatient psychiatric unit or residential mental health treatment facility. Gifts can be dropped off at the NAMI office during normal business hours, you can have gifts shipped to our office or you can more »

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NAMI Minnesota’s 2020 Award Winners

November 14, 2020

Congratulations to the NAMI Minnesota 2020 Award Winners. The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their outstanding efforts at NAMI’s state conference, held online on Nov. 14. NAMI Minnesota 2020 Award Winners Provider of the Year NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center RECLAIM Volunteer of the Year Doug Kraft Professional of the Year Cindy Nollette, more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

November 11, 2020

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th. Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care more »

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