All Scheduled Classes

NAMI Minnesota Offers

Free Zoom Classes For the General Public

List of all currently scheduled classes (In Alphabetical Order):

Creating Caring Communities
Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses.
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrc-CrqD0pE93h-q9bLqqVqOt3zkYBrUM_

Back to School Anxiety
Going back to school has always been tough. There is a new teacher, new classmates, new routine, and it can be hard to get back into the habit of school after three months of summer. Combine that with fears around a global pandemic and spending an even longer time away from school, and it is no wonder that anxiety behind going back to in-person learning is skyrocketing both for children and parents. Join NAMI Minnesota for our “Back to School Anxiety” presentation, where we will discuss ways to prepare your child for going back to in-person learning, as well as strategies for how to keep their anxiety at bay both during and after school.
Friday, January 22, 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOyhqzsuHNPqvzrBXRfuasvcSfrk-Jc0

Monday, January 25, 6:30-7:30 PM
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfumrrzkrEtfjrZXulH3EQ2qKGppS0d6L

Friday, January 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom Info: Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-mprDojEtMYkVLd8cOlfk74u0C81H50

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Activities – Early Childhood and Elementary 
Week long activities include daily story times featuring children’s books related to children’s mental health and wellness.
Monday, February 1 – Sunday, February 7, 12:00-12:30 PM
Zoom registration is not required
Join by Web Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83438807806
Join by Phone: +1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 834 3880 7806

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Activities – Middle School and High School
Daily activities designed to inform and engage youth on topics related to mental health and wellness.
Monday, February 1 – Sunday, February 7, 4:30-5:00 PM 
Zoom registration is not required
Join by Web Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82427321659
Join by Phone: +1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 824 2732 1659

Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Considerations
Join NAMI Minnesota and Dr. Michael S. Butchko from The Emily Program for a special presentation during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Dr. Butchko will be presenting his talk, Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Considerations, at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 25. The Emily Program operates locations in four states, including Minnesota, and is nationally recognized for its compassionate and personalized approach to eating disorder awareness, treatment, and recovery. This presentation is open to the community.
Thursday, February 25, 1:00-2:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdumtqToqE9cBjcA3zPBhV0ut3c2-UMEW

Family-to-Family Eight-Week Course
Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Participants will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This workshop meets once a week for 8 weeks and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. This online class uses the Zoom format. You will need a computer or tablet with a camera and high speed internet to attend. Download Zoom to your device (free).
Thursdays Feb 4 – March 25, from 6:30-9:00 PM
Individuals interested in attending this class contact Marilyn to schedule a short interview. You can reach Marilyn at 651-497-6858 or mdornfeld@namimn.org. After acceptance into the program, you will be sent the registration link.

Mondays, March 15- May 3, from 6:30-9:00 PM
Individuals interested in attending this class contact Kay at kking@namimn.org, or Anne at amaceck@outlook.com for a short interview. After acceptance into the program, you will be sent a link to join the class.

Hope for Recovery
Participants learn about various illnesses, coping and communication strategies, resources and recovery. This 3-hour class is intended for people who have a family member or friend living with a mental illness and not for professional development.
Saturday, January 23, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-ChqzksHdARBFK_k_-vhA7jLy9_1hc3

Saturday, February 6, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcO2hqD0oEtGWd1klfldWt8XtXfHxMpgK

Tuesday, February 23, 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-mpqD4sHdWxD2udCGkwu9g1vkrUOLbO

In Our Own Voice
Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well as offering an opportunity to ask questions. The IOOV program has touched many lives and is effective in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. This class is open to the public.
Thursday, January 21, 2:00-3:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqf-qsrzgtHdbepW4R4uZ0wop3akjZtRb-

Tuesday, January 26, 1:00-2:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ude2pqD8vG9GaOCsSST6Ww32T-6kHOLX6

Friday, January 29, 10:00-11:00 AM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfuiuqzgjHdeNnyCSHHDmqJONrZ9Gowfr

Minding Your Mental Health During COVID-19
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

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states. This class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. A certificate of attendance is available for this class and will be sent after you fill out the evaluation.
Thursday, January 21, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcuCqqzgvG9KFBrC83wNkjBztXES2HHW3

Tuesday, January 26,
3:00-4:30 PM
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdOmqqjktHNKdHNG3oEGhY1JOe2JewcEW

Wednesday, February 10, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudu-gqzwoG9IziYz8RFIvLtQkeG2eR9IT

 

Classes for Professionals

CALM (Counseling On Access To Lethal Means)
Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This program focuses on: how to identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, ask about their access to lethal methods, and work with them and their families to reduce access. This class is an evidence-based practice designed for crisis responders, and health, and mental health professionals. A 15 minute break is included.
Wednesday, January 27, 12:30-4:00 P.M
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceCrpjstEtHTdrBtV_WZwBECvZ451L1q

Thursday, February 18, 12:30-4:00 P.M
Registration Link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-iprTspGtf2MMDRrGdtXMOXn4Kpj8-d

Healthcare for Heroes – Self-Care Training for Senior Workers
NAMI Minnesota salutes senior workers who are the daily caregivers for older adults living in care centers, assisted living, their own home and adult foster care settings. COVID-19 has tested your limits and we admire your hard work, compassion, skill and kindness which has come with great personal sacrifice. We offer this short training on self-care for senior workers to help you develop personal strategies for the coming months to help you manage stress as you continue to offer help, hope and healing to those in your care.

Allies in Recovery
Learn about the important role families play in a person’s recovery. This online class covers issues that families have identified as important to them, such as: how to engage them, information sharing, and involvement in treatment planning. This online class is for mental health and health care professionals. Provides 2 CEUs upon completion. Click here to access the training.

Compassion into Action: Recognizing and Responding to Patients with Mental Illnesses
Learn about the impact of attitudes toward people with mental illnesses when it comes to receiving appropriate treatments and practical de-escalation techniques including how to respond with empathy. This online class is for hospital staff and health care personnel, particularly people who work in the emergency room. Provides 2 CEUs upon completion. Click here to access the training.

Smoking Cessation Strategies for Mental Health Providers: Addressing Smoking Stigma, Encouraging Change
Tobacco is the leading cause of disease, disability and death in the United States. Addressing tobacco use can greatly improve the quality and length of life for individuals living with a mental illness. This interactive online training will provide education about nicotine addiction, special considerations for individuals living with a mental illness, and motivational interviewing techniques, along with other skills to help professionals addressing smoking cessation as part of a wellness plan. Provides 3 CEUs upon completion. Click here to access the training. For more information, resources or support on smoking cessation email wellness@namimn.org.


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