Fall 2018 Family-to-Family class starting September 11

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church 6:30pm to 9:00pm

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing.

FREE but must pre-register. Contact Pat at patf2f@comcast.net or 410-647-6233

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH!  Back for another year!

We’re hosting a fun & engaging night of poetry, music, & education at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge in Annapolis on July 14, 2018.  Check out the link & follow us on facebook for more details!

$15.00

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-your-truth-2018-tickets-46855924331?aff=efbeventtix

 

 

The “Alliance” With the Arts

Board member Tyler Calabrese, PsyD presented a session titled “The ‘Alliance’ With the Arts” at the NAMI Maryland Conference on Friday, Oct. 27. He was joined by Anthony LaVorgna, Jr. of Ant Hill Studios. The session discussed the benefits of using art to start discussions about mental health, and how art is used as therapy. Michael Drummond, Executive Director of Arundel Lodge, had some paintings on display from the Open Eye Gallery.

NEW: Crofton Area Connection Group

Our Connection Support Group is expanding. Currently our Connection Group (for those who have a mental illness) meets weekly, every Sunday evening at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Arnold, Maryland from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. and this will not change.

A second Connection Support group will start on a Thursday, October 19th. This Connection Support Group will meet twice a month (second and fourth Thursday’s) at First Baptist Church, 1690 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, Md. from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Our Connections Groups are lead by trained facilitators.

We are so proud of our Connection Leadership Team(s) and the work they are doing on behalf of their peers. Please feel free to attend either or both groups.

For information about our Connections Support Group(s) please contact Peggy@301-262-0540, or email peggy at peggyd22@verizon.net.