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Minnesota Black Community COVID-19 Hotline

January 12, 2021

A new resource called The Minnesota Black Community COVID-19 Hotline is now available to help Minnesota’s African American community successfully navigate supportive resources and services needed to cope with the Health & Wellness, Economic Development, Education and Family & Culture impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call the Hotline: 612-254-1145 This hotline is available 24 hours more »

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Healthcare for Heroes – Self-Care Training for Senior Workers

January 10, 2021

NAMI Minnesota in collaboration with McCubbin Training and LeadingAge Minnesota has created a free, online training on Healthcare for Heroes – Self-Care Training for Senior Workers. The training helps caregivers develop personal strategies for managing stress and practicing self-care as they continue to provide care for others. The training, which includes a salute from Gov. more »

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Minding Your Mental Health During COVID-19, Jan. 19, 3:00 P.M.

January 9, 2021

Understand how and why COVID-19 has impacted people’s mental health, how some communities have been disproportionately impacted, and steps the general public can take to promote good mental health. Tuesday, January 19, 3:00-4:30 PM Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcuGvqD8rEtBtd1rb5H8l6vE5DBdp238m

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African American Focused NAMI Connection Support Group Starts

January 4, 2021

NAMI Connection is offering a free support group for African American adults living with a mental illness. This group meets weekly to support attendees, build awareness and understanding, and to connect with others in the African American community who face similar challenges. The group and its facilitators offer privacy and confidentiality. Due to COVID-19, this more »

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NAMI Seeking BIPOC Support Group Facilitators

January 3, 2021

NAMI Minnesota is currently looking for new BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) identifying support group facilitators who have lived experience with mental illnesses and are passionate about leading groups within BIPOC identifying communities. Facilitators will provide a safe, encouraging and respectful space for BIPOC identifying participants who live with mental illnesses, or who more »

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Family-to-Family Course on Mental Illnesses

January 1, 2021

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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Survey on the Effects of the Pandemic on People Living with Mental Illnesses

December 30, 2020

The goal of this online survey is to understand the social and psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals living with mental illnesses. Respondents will be asked about personal mental health factors, such as diagnoses and treatments, as well as their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences during the pandemic. Total participation time will range more »

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NAMI’s Holiday Gift Drive is a Big Success – Thanks Everyone

December 23, 2020

Despite so many people struggling financially due to the pandemic, people were incredibly generous in donating to NAMI’s Holiday Gift Drive. Items arrived with notes such as “In memory of our loved one taken by suicide” or an individual dropping off a bag full of warm socks sharing that they had been in an inpatient more »

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Attention and Memory Skills Training Research Study

December 16, 2020

This focus of this study is to evaluate whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improves attention and memory skills. We are interested in learning more about how well it works and who finds the training helpful. Participants complete attention and memory exercises on a computer while they receive tDCS or a comparison. TDCS is a more »

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