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Omaha Gives for NAMI Nebraska
Why should you donate to NAMI Nebraska?
  • NAMI Nebraska provides Omaha with free mental health support groups and educational programs and classes about mental illness.
  • We offer resources for consumers, family members, professionals, friends in the Omaha area.
  • NAMI Nebraska also actively advocates at the local, state and national levels to improve the services, and the lives of those affected by mental illness and their families in Omaha and Nebraska.

NAMI BASICS CLASS

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.
You’ll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they’re getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.
The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you’re going through because they’ve been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.
What You’ll Gain
At NAMI Basics, you’ll find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Basics provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who un-derstand your situation. You also can help others with your own experience.
NAMI Basics covers:
 Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
 How to take care of yourself and handle stress
 Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
 Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
 Sample Record Keeping System
 Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and supporting resources to help you navigate these systems
 Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family
Classes will begin Saturday March 3rd and run consecutive Saturdays through April 14th.
There will be no class on March 31st for the holiday weekend.
Classes will be from 9:00 AM—11:30 AM
Childcare will be provided
$20 gas stipend at the completion of class.
To sign up please call Jen @ 402-345-0791 ext. 206
or email [email protected]

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