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NAMI Miami Dade (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

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NAMI MIAMI-DADE REGULARLY HOSTS 3 KINDS OF SUPPORT GROUPS:

(1) Connection Recovery Support Group - A free support group for any adult 18+ with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of a mental illness.

(2) Family Support Group - A free support group for anyone with a loved-one who is 18+ with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of a mental illness.

(3) Parent & Caregiver of Youth - A free support group for parents and caregivers of youth under the age of 22 who has experienced a mental health challenge.

WHAT DOES A NAMI CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR DO?

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NAMI Connection Facilitators are trained NAMI leaders who lead NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups. They play an important role in ensuring all participants feel welcomed and supported.

NAMI Connection Facilitators are uniquely qualified to lead support groups because they are going through their own recovery process. By utilizing NAMI-trained support group methods, they empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life.

A NAMI Connection Facilitator ensures that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.

WHAT DOES A NAMI FAMILY AND PARENT & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR DO?

As with NAMI Connection Groups, NAMI Family Group facilitators are trained NAMI leaders who lead NAMI Family Support Groups. They play an important role in ensuring that all Family participants feel welcomed and supported.

NAMI Family Facilitators are family members of individuals living with mental illnesses. They are at a point in their own family’s recovery that they are able to "give back" to others. During groups, using NAMI-trained methods, they empathize with and encourage family members who are journeying through the symptoms, setbacks and treatments that are a part of their loved-one’s illness.

A NAMI Family Facilitator ensures that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.

9 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Group for Parents and caregivers of youth in Spanish meets every Saturday
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Peer Group meets every Mondays
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
    Peer Group meets on Saturdays
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Peer Group meets on Wednesdays
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Peer Group meets on Fridays and is in Spanish
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Family Group meets on Tuesdays
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Family Group meets on Thursdays in Spanish
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Young Adult Support Groups meets Mondays - must be between the ages of 18-28
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Group for parents and Caregivers of youth meet every Wednesday.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About NAMI Miami Dade (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Location:

299 Alhambra Circle, Suite 224, Miami, FL 33134, US

Mission Statement

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization offering free mental health support, education, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness, and their family, friends, and caregivers through the Miami-Dade area in both English and Spanish.

Description

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year, yet only 41% will receive the mental health services they need and deserve. In advocating for the understanding of the complexity of mental health and expelling myths, educating the public, and showing support for the many people affected by mental illness that are working to improve their lives, NAMI Miami-Dade County offers free, safe, and confidential mental health support, education, and advocacy to peers and their families and friends throughout the county in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit NAMIMiami.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Meetup at @NAMIMiami.

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 9 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask you commit to one and a half hours a month for a year. All training and materials are provided free of charge.
  • Leaders must have lived experience. We are experts by experience—you must be a person who has lived with mental health conditions and/or you are a family member, loved one or parent of someone who has experienced a mental health challenge.

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