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NAMI Omaha is a non-profit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education and support, NAMI Omaha 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.

NAMI Omaha has been supporting, educating and advocating for consumers, family members and professionals in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties since 1986.

**PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2017. PLEASE JOIN US AT:

First United Methodist Church, Room 112
7020 Cass Street (69th and Cass), Omaha
(Park in the lot on the East side of the church just off 69th Street
Enter thru Doors 4 or 6 on East side and follow signs to Room 112.)

 

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  Upcoming Events:

 

Thursday September 7: Monthly Affiliate Meeting

Free and open to the Public. Please join us** to hear about this month's topic:

"Ask a question, save a life..QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer"

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, a certified QPR trainer from Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, will show us how to apply the QPR intervention strategy to effectively speak to someone who shows symptoms of suicidal behavior.

This QPR Gate keeper course trains participants to:

• Increase knowledge regarding the signs of suicide

• Increase ability to recognize the symptoms of suicidal behaviors

• Gain a perspective on suicide prevention activities to help save lives

• Apply effective suicide prevention strategies

This project is supported in whole or part by grant number 1U79SM061741-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.

 

October 9th, 11th & 12th: New NAMI Online Homefront Classes Begin

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. And it is now available on-line,  Click here for NAMI'S Homefront page or here for general veteran's support.

Online NAMI Homefront classes meet virtually, on a weekly basis to complete the 6-session program.  Click here for a copy of the flyer or click here for a link to the registration page.

 

Tentative Schedule of Future Affilate Meetings:

October 5:
"Updates in Children’s Mental Health Issues and Treatments"

November 2:
"QPR Suicide Prevention Training"

December 7:
"Understanding and Managing Our Emotional World"
byClarkson College Student Support Team