NAMI Family Support Group Leaders

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NAMI Southwest Washington

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We are looking for Volunteers to lead our Family Support Group! We want to begin a support group in the East Clark County area in the evening.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. We meet for 90 minutes either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly (it varies by location).

You must be or become a NAMI member and have lived experience as a loved one of someone with a mental health disorder. We do not endorse any specific medications or therapies. We aim to empower, encourage, and support the group members and co-facilitators. NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard, and get the support they need. Most importantly, our support groups are confidential.

Check out the YouTube video about Family Support Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_AmuZ8vS0A

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About NAMI Southwest Washington

Location:

2500 Main Street, Suite 120, Vancouver, WA 98660, US

Mission Statement

NAMI SW WA is dedicated to helping all people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy. Our service area is Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Washington State with offices in Vancouver and Longview. Throughout our mission, we provide mental health programs and groups that are not accessible elsewhere for individuals and families affected by mental health challenges through education, support, and advocacy.

Description

NAMI SW WA is a primarily volunteer organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals who live with brain disorders, other mental health diagnoses, and for the people who love and care for them. In 2016, we served over 6000 people in Southwest Washington. These services include:

  • Support groups
  • Community conversation events
  • Peer-led classes for families and individuals
  • Anti-stigma campaigns
  • Judicial advocacy
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Law enforcement crisis and provider training
  • Information resources

All programs, services, and events are offered at no-cost to participants because the population we serve often lives at or below the poverty levels. Our programs for family members are unique services and we are considered to be the representative voice for families in our community that have a loved one with a mental disorder. We currently participate in a Walk for mental illness each year and do other smaller fundraisers to support our work in the community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2500 Main StreetSuite 120Vancouver, WA 98660

(45.63981,-122.67204)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We meet for 90 minutes either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly (it varies by location).
  • Must have lived experience with caring for/loving an individual with mental health symptons

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