May 2013 Education Meeting
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS & FINANCES
Presenters: Lisa Bertalan, Attorney at Law & Mark Mintz, Financial Advisor
When: 3rd Tues. 5/21/13, 7-9 PM
Where: St. Charles Medical Center-Bend Conf. Rm. “D”
Ms. Bertalan & Mr. Mintz will discuss capacity issues & providing through guardianships, conservatorships and outright gifts. Both presenters will help us learn how to maximize quality of life through careful management of government benefits and personal assets. Each has over 20 years in their respective professions, with extensive experience in planning for special needs.
There will be a brief NAMI-CO Membership meeting, with introduction of NAMI-CO board members, at the start of the meeting.
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Peer Education &
Family Education &
Family to Family
Family Support Group
NAMI Walk- Local &
We would like to express a sincere Thank You to the sponsors and organizers of the Bill Martin Memorial Golf Tournament for their generous contribution to NAMI of Central Oregon.
Support Groups around Central Oregon:
Bend Family Support Group:
When: 3rd Tues of every month, 5:30 PM
Where: SCMC-Bend, 2nd floor- Physicians’ Dining Rm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bend: Connections (Peer Support) Meets Monday evenings call Marcia Miller 541-480-8269
Redmond: contact – Roger Olson – email@example.com
NO Support Group Scheduled for Summer Months
Madras: contact- Linda McCoy 541-475-1873, NAMImadras@gmail.com
Connections: Peer Support Group - call
Family Support Group – call
All meetings are free and everyone is welcome
Cascade Peer and Self Help Center, Inc. is having an ongoing group for consumers throughout the county, called Extreme States (dealing with symptoms; voices, etc.) on Tuesdays from noon to 1 pm at Cascade, 1128 NW Hill Street, Bend, 97701,(right across the street from the Annex) phone 541-647-2643. It is being run by Bren Athens, who trained in Voice Hearers Group this last June or July, she also has personal experience with voices so is a very good facilitator.
BEND SUPPORT GROUP: This is a meeting for friends and family members of those living with a mental illness held The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 P.M. to 6:50 P.M., St. Charles Medical Center, Bend. It is led by a trained member of the NAMI Board, and seeks to assist those whose lives have been effected by mental illness, to bring healing and strength to those who attend.
No need to register or call ahead, Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged. (Contact: Eileen White 383-3405).
REDMOND SUPPORT GROUP: NO Support Group Scheduled for the summer months
MADRAS SUPPORT GROUP: call Linda McCoy for location at 541-475-1873.
Family to Family is a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own wellbeing. Volunteer teams of trained NAMI family members teach the classes. There is no fee to those taking the classes. Participants learn about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorders. There are also workshops on problemsolving, communications, and self-help.
(Contact Maryann Shelton at 541-388-7869 or Roger Olson 541-317-5064).
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NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
Meets Monday evenings call Marcia Miller 541-480-8269
email for more information
NAMI Affiliate Meetings
Educational, supportive meetings held every other month on the evening of the 3rd Tuesday immediatly following the support group meeting, with speakers on a variety of topics helpful to those with mental illness and/or their families.
In Our Own Voice
This is a recovery-education program in which people living with mental illness are trained to speak directly to community audiences about their experiences with brain disorders, treatment and recovery. The educational and healing power of In Our Own Voice enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with serious mental disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses. Recovery and claiming productive lives is a powerful message for anyone who’s life has been touched by mental illness. (Contact: Pat Von Riedl,541-647-2643 ).
This is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course consists of nine two-hour units and is taught by a team of three trained ‘mentors’ who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. (Contact: Pat Von Riedl 541-647-2643).
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 state and local affiliates engaged in research, education, support and advocacy. http://twitter.com/namicommunicatehttp://www.facebook.com/officialNAMI
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness