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Are you living well in recovery? Help your peers cope with mental illness!

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ORGANIZATION: National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with serious mental illness and their families.

Volunteers help to serve as Support Group Facilitators for NAMI's Connection Peer Support Group program. Support Group Facilitators provide support, education, and practical knowledge to other people living with mental illness. Groups meet weekly under the guidance of two Volunteer Facilitators.

Volunteer Responsibilities:
▪ Offer respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope to peers in the group coping with mental illness
▪ Facilitators are not counselors or teachers; rather, they are present primarily to give the group structure by opening and closing each support group session, guiding discussion, and shifting discussion when necessary
▪ Maintain confidentiality of support group attendees
▪ Work cooperatively with a co-facilitator to conduct the group
▪ Report attendance to Director of Signature Programs

Volunteer Requirements:
▪ Personal experience having a mental illness and living well in recovery
▪ Complete a 2-day training program provided by NAMI.
▪ Current member of NAMI, or willingness to join
▪ Volunteers are kindly asked to make a 12-month commitment upon completion of training. Facilitators are scheduled on a rotating basis; minimum 3 hours per month

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About National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore

Location:

2601 North Howard Street, Suite 130, Baltimore, MD 21218, US

Mission Statement

We are a grassroots, family oriented support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to empowering families to improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses and to eradicating stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Description

Educates, supports and advocates families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. NAMI has 1,500 local and state affiliates and 230,000 members in the United States.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2601 North Howard Street130Baltimore, MD 21218

(39.31947,-76.61956)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours per month for a year
  • - Have lived experience with mental illness - Attend a 2-day training to become a facilitator

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