Other Events

NAMI Minnesota will hold its annual Beyond the Baby Blues conference on Tuesday, May 21 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center, 1890 Bufford Avenue, in St. Paul. Designed to educate professionals and families about mood disorders and anxiety before, during and after pregnancy, this year’s conference includes a keynote presentation from Resmaa Menakem, (MSW, LICSW, S.E.P), several breakout sessions, and a networking lunch. Find more information and registration, here.

NAMI Grand Rapids has many events set for May is Mental Health Month:

May 15- Good Food! – 12:00 Noon – Kielser Wellness Center- Join Kristin Klinefelter, Registered Dietician, and members of Kiesler Wellness Center for a delicious and nutritious lunch. Kristin will discuss the ease and benefits of healthy eating! No charge – lunch provided by NAMI GR.

May 17 – Practicing Mindfulness – 10:00-Noon – Blandin Foundation- Jim Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist will teach us how to “slow down” and practice Mindfulness in our everyday life.

May 21 –NAMI Education Meeting – Nature Walk with John Latimer, phenologist, at 6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids Public Library-  Enjoy the magic of the natural world; you will learn how a walk can both calm and recharge our energy.

May 29th – Kiesler Wellness Walk- 11:00 a.m. Itasca Family Y- Join us for the annual Kiesler Wellness Walk! Dr. Toni Youngdahl will kick-off our walk with a Doc Talk presentation. Walk from Itasca Family Y to Kiesler Wellness Center. Prior to lunch, hosted by Kiesler Wellness Center.