Education

Education

NAMI-WCI seeks to eradicate stigmas and social stereotypes associated with mental illnesses through education and informational support programs. We want to empower your family with knowledge to cope with mental illnesses.

The loved ones of those suffering with mental illness face many unique challenges, including stigma, social stereotypes, and the unpredictability associated with loving someone with a mental illness. NAMI-WCI supports and enriches you and your family’s journey towards wellness with our Family-to-Family education class. This class meets weekly for 11 weeks, is offered free of charge, and is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives with mental illness.

Our Family to Family Education class teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. During this course, you will:

  • Attend with other adult family members just like you in a confidential setting.
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative.
  • Take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness.
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives.
  • Learn about the medication issues involved in mental illness and the latest treatment options.
  • Learn to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones.

Our trained peers have been there; they know what it’s like to love someone who suffers from mental illness. Family-to-Family will equip you to better understand and support your loved one while maintaining the well-being of you and your family. We want to help your family find peace and hope.

When: Weekly every Wednesday, September 5 - November 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m.


Where:
NAMI Office
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Room 1-902
Lafayette

Registration is required. If you are interested in taking the course, please call 765 423-6939 or email jmabbitt@nami-wci.org.

*The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program has been added to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices!

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Our Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    November 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. NAMI Craft Club

    November 20 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Our Success Stories

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Our Mission

NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.

NAMI-WCI

Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Address
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Rm 1-906
Lafayette IN 47904

  

At NAMI-WCI, we are thankful for all our members and volunteers who keep us going and contribute so much to our organization. Since November is often a time when we reflect on the things we're most thankful for, we're publishing a special piece in our newsletter about the power of thankfulness, and we want to hear from our NAMI members and friends!

What or who are you thankful for?

If you're interested in being featured in our newsletter, please send a couple sentences to office@nami-wci.org or reply below explaining why you're thankful this year.
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Thank you to Valley Oaks Health and their PATH Street Outreach Team as well as Trinity United Methodist Church, Lafayette, IN for organizing and hosting this year's "Sleep a Night On Our Streets" event.

NAMI-WCI appreciates all their work on behalf of those who face the burden of homelessness. #community #support #endhomelessness #awareness
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NAMI-WCI would like to send a thank you to everyone who attended the NAMI-WCI Faithnet Bridge's of Hope Luncheon yesterday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and to our partnering agencies. Valley Oaks Health Sycamore Springs Willowstone Family Services Mental Health America Wellspring Counseling Center

A special thank you to our presenters Luci Keazer, Kurt Harker, and Sandy Donahue for helping to make it such a wonderful and informative event!
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