Offered: Adult Mental Health First Aid Course
When: Saturday, October 24th and Saturday, October 31st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Attendance on BOTH days is required to receive the certification.
Where: Alpine Lutheran Church – 5001 Forest View Ave, Rockford, IL 61108
Fee: $30.00 – please bring to training.
Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register early! All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for completing this 8-hour course.
This 8-hour training was developed due to the fact that mental health
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Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is next week! To celebrate, NAMI Advocates across the country will take action to advocate for mental health reform.
You can help our cause by contacting your members of Congress today.
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and fight discrimination against mental health conditions as part of a growing nationwide movement.
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- Adult Caregivers Survey
Thank you for your interest in this survey of family caregivers of adults with mental illness. Click the button below to get started.
More About the Survey
NAMI is proud to partner with the National Alliance on Caregiving and several other mental health and caregiving organizations to conduct a survey about Americans providing care to an adult with a mental or emotional health issue.
The survey will be used to better understand and advocate for family caregivers of