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NAMI DeKalb

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We are seeking teachers and facilitators for classes and support groups. NAMI provides the training and materials. Typically to be eligible you should have lived experience with a mental health condition or be the family member/caregiver of someone with a mental health condition. Training for Family Support Group facilitators is a 2-day weekend course. Training dates to be determined. This is not counseling training. You are not required to have a background in counseling or mental health in order to volunteer.

This is a volunteer position.

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About NAMI DeKalb

Location:

P.O. Box 2180, Decatur, GA 30031, US

Mission Statement

The mission of NAMI is to promote recovery and improve the quality of life for all who are affected by mental illness by providing support, education, and advocacy.

Description

NAMI, which stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grassroots organization. Our circle logo contains blades that represent grass. There were hundreds of local groups of people, banding together out of urgent need, which existed in the 1970s. Atlanta Friends of the Mentally Ill was one of those groups.

In 1979 a few leaders decided to unify these groups into a national organization, governing through state affiliates. The Georgia Alliance for the Mentally Ill, formed in the mid 80s, was further unified nationally by using the acronym NAMI before the local area name.

NAMI National advocates on our behalf to promote favorable legislation before Congress. It provides training of state leaders who, in turn, train local teachers for the Family to Family courses, Visions for Tomorrow classes for parents of mentally ill children, and new consumer led programs. Many free educational booklets are available at nami.org.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4120 Presidential Pkwy#200Atlanta, GA 30340

(33.88694,-84.25714)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Adult Education
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • NAMI DeKalb request that you facilitate at least twice per month with each session lasting 90 minutes.

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