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NAMI Gulf Coast Mental Health Teacher

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ORGANIZATION: NAMI Gulf Coast

  • 4 people are interested
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A big part of NAMI Gulf Coast's mission is providing education offered virtually, in-person, and at no cost to individuals, families, youth, first responders, school personnel, community professionals, and the public. These education programs aim to spread awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals interested in teaching mental health courses to the general public. Training and stipends are provided. We ask for passionate people to be comfortable with public speaking and have some experience with mental health.

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About NAMI Gulf Coast

Location:

PO Box 4096, Alvin, TX 77512, US

Mission Statement

It is the mission of NAMI Gulf Coast to provide support, education, and service advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental illness. Eliminating the stigma of mental illness is our primary goal, and our hope is that one day mental illness will be treated with the same compassion and understanding as any other illness.

Description

In 1988, Carolyn Karbowski founded NAMI Gulf Coast. This was a result of a two-year journey after her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia and she discovered there were few services, no educational programs and no support for families struggling with mental illness. Determined to make a much-needed change, Carolyn began to organize services that would benefit those affected by mental illness. NAMI Gulf Coast has evolved from a volunteer-run, grass roots organization to a vibrant education and support agency that is known throughout the state of Texas as one of its leading NAMI affiliates.

Today, we continue to offer our local communities with mental health education programs. The programs we currently offer are Ending the Silence, Partnerships (PTR), Family & Friends (F&F), and AS+K? About Suicide. You can learn more about each of these programs on our website. We also provide support for families and individuals affected by mental illness through our monthly support groups, newsletter, HelpLine, and community events. Lastly, we provide advocacy at the local, state, and national level to work for legislation and funding to ensure quality care for people living with mental illness.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Alvin, TX 77511

(29.38457,-95.24755)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each program requires 1-2 days' worth of training, depending on the program. All programs are taught for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Required: Transportation for an in-person presentation. Computer access for virtual presentations.

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