NAMI Home Front ONLINE Now Available for Registration

NAMI Home front is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions.

Now offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

The class will be offered starting on 4 different dates/time, beginning October 1st 2018.  You will be asked to choose which Dates you want to take when you register:

USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER*:

https://www.research.net/r/homefrontonline

 *All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs

Participant Perspectives

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”

Mother of a Veteran

I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.” — Spouse of a Veteran

 

 

 

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NAMIWalks 2018 Thank You

Thank you to the over 800 family, friends, sponsors and businesses that participated in this year’s 15th NAMIWalk Event.  Because of your generous support NAMI New Mexico was able to raise over $115,000 to support NAMI Affiliates in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Dona Ana County and Santa Fe.  You can check out photographs of the event HERE

We won’t close the books on NAMIWalks 2018 until July 18th, so you can still make a contribution and help us get to our goal of $125,000.  Make your generous contribution HERE

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Family and Friends Seminar a Success in Lovington, New Mexico

Click on the image below for a short slide presentation of what you will learn in this seminar

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants will learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

NAMI New Mexico  Conducted this free 4-hour seminar at the Nor Lea Hospital in Lovington, NM on April 27th 2018.  The seminar was open to family care gives, peers, professionals or anyone else interested in understanding and improving the lives of individuals living with mental health issues.  Cy Stanton and Roger DiAngelis drove out from Albuquerque to conduct the seminar and we had 14 family members in attendance.

NAMI affiliates (Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Cruces) will be conducting this free 4-hour seminar periodically throughout the year.  To check if there is a seminar coming up near you, check out Seminar portal:

GO HERE

Then:

Enter your local ZIP CODE to find a seminar in your area with specifics about date and time.  Seminars will fill up quickly and space is limited so register now.  Additional seminars will be added monthly so please check back if a seminar in your community is not listed.  If you don’t see a seminar in your area in the portal, contact your local NAMI Affiliate to see when the next seminar is planned.

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Vehicle Donation Program

Did you know that you can donate your old car to benefit NAMI New Mexico?  We have joined with V-DAC to provide a way for you to use your vehicle to provide a tax-deductible donation to help NAMI support individuals living with mental illness and their families.  See >> Frequently Asked Questions.

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NAMI Speaks On Mental Illness

KRQE, Channel 13 in Albuquerque recently ran a news report about a mentally ill man who was on a local business roof and had caused Central Avenue to be shut down for several hours.
The station reached out to Marilyn Salzman, NAMI Westside president to go on camera and talk about mental illness. Click the video below to see the full report and Marilyn Salzman’s interview.  “Mental illness does not discriminate.” –Marilyn Salzman

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Upcoming Family-to-Family Classes

Family-to-Family is 12-week course for family care givers of individuals living with mental illness.  This is an evidence-based NAMI signature program conducted several times a year by NAMI affiliates in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho (NAMI West Side), Santa Fe and NAMI Dona Anna (Los Cruces, NM).   This evidence-based course is intended to educate family caregivers and give you tools to more effectively help your loved one with mental illness.  For more info on Family to Family curriculum see: http://www.nami.org/f2f

NOTE:  This course is only intended for for family, significant others and friends who of people living with mental illness. 

The next classes will begin Summer 2017 (dates TBD).  If you are interested getting on the waiting list for this class, please contact us:  Click this button: Contact Form

Click the big green Contact Button and send us an email and be sure to include your phone number – someone will contact you as soon as possible.

These classes fill up fast and seating is limited, so don’t delay.

 

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