NAMI Nebraska Family to Family

Welcome to NAMI Nebraska

NAMI Nebraska is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy with anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness. We believe in recovery and the hope for a better future. NAMI Nebraska helps unite parents, spouses, siblings, friends, and people who have a mental illness together with mental health professionals to fight for improved treatment, a better quality of life and recovery.

Individuals identify recovery as being an ongoing journey and an end result as well as an overall paradigm for achieving wellness and optimal mental health. NAMI Nebraska is available to support persons on their road to recovery by providing respect and peer support. Consumers have a personal responsibility for their own self-care and journeys of recovery. NAMI Nebraska provides the support for individuals and families on their journey.


Presentation by Dr. Wengel from UNO for NAMI Omaha

NAMI Omaha will be having a very informative presentation on August 2nd from Dr. Wengel, Psychiatrist, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness at UNMC/UNO. Dr. Steven Wengel has over 32 years of experience in psychiatry, mostly in geriatric psychiatry at UNMC. He will speak about dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other psychiatric issues in older adults. A light meal is served at 6 pm. No charge for the meal.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132. Park in the parking lot on the East side of the church, just off 69th St, Enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112. Signs will direct you to Room 112.


FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Free course for family members, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illnesses/brain disorders

A series of 12 classes (1 session weekly) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Includes information about mental illnesses, medications, coping, resources, problem-solving, empathy, and family communication. These courses are sponsored by NAMI Omaha with assistance for materials from Region 6 Behavioral Health Services.

New Classes start Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 6:30-9 pm at Christ Community Church, 404 S 108th Ave, Omaha, NE 68154.

Register by September 4th, please… See More


You can donate to NAMI Nebraska without paying a single penny!

Do you have an Amazon account? You can make donations to NAMI Nebraska without costing a single penny, and use *Amazon Smile* to include a donation to NAMI Nebraska for any of your purchases! Just go to:  https://smile.amazon.com/

You can sign up to have Amazon donate 0.5% of your purchases to a charitable organization of your choice – you can choose NAMI Nebraska. Thank you in advance for your support!


New Online NAMI Homefront Class (for friends and families of veterans)

Registration Dates
Eastern, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., ET, Aug. 8th – Sept. 12th
Central, Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., CT, Aug. 9th – Sept. 13th
Pacific, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., PT, Aug. 6th – Sept. 17th
Eastern Day, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., ET, Aug. 7th – Sept. 11th

*Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class time
NAMI Homefront 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…See More


NEW membership costs

Open Door Membership: $5.00 (through NAMI Nebraska Only)

Individual Membership: $40.00

Household Membership: $60.00


Online Connection Meeting:

Currently not meeting, check back to see when it will start up again

NAMI Nebraska’s online Connection support group will be meeting on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00pm CST.  To register, visit nebraskaconnections.com. Questions? Call our office at 402-345-8101 or toll free 877-463-6264.


Check out NAMI Nebraska’s education and advocacy project!


Click here to view the newsletters, webinars, and more videos that are part of our project!
Click here to visit our YouTube channel!


NAMI Nebraska Speaker’s Bureau

Do you have a mental health story you would like to share? Consider applying for our Speaker’s Bureau! Click here for further information.


Do you shop at Bakers?

If so, register your Bakers card and designate NAMI Nebraska as your community partner and we will get a donation every time you shop! Click here to either sign up for a Bakers account or log in to your existing account and “enroll” to NAMI Nebraska. Our Community Rewards # is 80761, and you have to re-enroll at the beginning of every calendar year. Thank you for your support!

What about HyVee?

When you shop at HyVee, name NAMI Nebraska as a beneficiary for purchase proceeds when you’re checking out. Thank you for your support!


NAMI Omaha Affiliate Meetings

Meets: First Thursday of the month.

First United Methodist Church
7020 Cass Street, Room 112
Omaha, NE 68132

*The NAMI Omaha Affiliate meeting is not a support group*

The NAMI Omaha affiliate meeting offers speakers on subjects of mental health, projects, and others matters of the affiliate.

There is a parking lot located on the East side of the Church just off of 69th and Cass Streets. Enter through Door 4 on the East side and follow the NAMI Omaha signs to Room 112.


Weather cancellations

When the local public schools in the city or town that a meeting is held are closed, there will be no NAMI Nebraska meetings. If there is also a severe storm watch or tornado warning issued by the National Weather Center, the meeting is considered canceled.


See more great events with NAMI Nebraska upcoming events for mental health…

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