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Congrats to Sid Gelb!

Great NAMI NW event at the Sheraton last night. Congratulations Sid Gelb on the recognition of your many years of heroic work. (You don't look a day over 89…) We look forward to working with you for many more!

And special thanks to Gail Carroll and her team from NVC Boston for a useful and well-done presentation on Nonviolent Communication.

Reception for Sid/Nonviolent Communication Presentation

NAMI Newton/Wellesley will host a reception to honor long-time NAMI leader, educator and indefatigable mental health advocate SID GELB,

followed by a panel presentation by NVC BOSTON trainer Gail Carroll and practitioner Dr Elizabeth Spark on NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION.

RSVPs are needed for the caterer at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nami-reception-for-sid-gelbnonviolent-communication-presentation-tickets-58831216753

"NVC Boston is dedicated to sharing nonviolent communication (NVC) as a way to contribute to more connection and harmony in the world."

This event is made possible with a grant from the Gravestar Foundation

Family-to-Family course in Waltham

Free 12-week Family-to-Family course in Waltham

A FREE Educational Course for Family Members, Partners, and Friends e NAMI Family to Family course provides a broad perspective designed to better understand and support your loved ones, while taking care of your own needs.  Meet others who share your struggle, compare notes, and gain new insight.

There are 12 class sessions. Each class explores and highlights the latest thinking about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health, current treatments, including evidence-based therapies
  • The impact of mental illness on your family

All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. 

Pre-registration is required.

Date and Time:   Wednesday evenings starting  January 16 through April 3, 2019

Location:              Waltham, MA

For more information and to register contact Suzi at 781.237.9844 or SuziNewman@Verizon.net

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Free 12-week Family-to-Family course in Jamaica Plain

A FREE Educational Course for Family Members, Partners, and Friends e NAMI Family to Family course provides a broad perspective designed to better understand and support your loved ones, while taking care of your own needs.  Meet others who share your struggle, compare notes, and gain new insight.

There are 12 class sessions. Each class explores and highlights the latest thinking about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health, current treatments, including evidence-based therapies
  • The impact of mental illness on your family

All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. 

Pre-registration is required.

Date and Time:   Thursdays  6:30-9:00 pm

starting January 10, 2019

Location:              Jamaica Plain, MA

For more information and to register contact:

Marcy at mbienen17@gmail.com or 617-529-2738

or Ruth at RutheK12@gmail.com or 617-852-3612

Crisis Intervention Training – what is it?

The Newton Wellesley affiliate of NAMI will be presenting a program to update us on the status of Crisis Intervention training in our area.   

Kati Mapa, Director of Policy and Planning for the Criminal Justice Diversion Project at NAMI MASS, will assemble a panel of a social worker, and police to present their experience with the use of Crisis Intervention Training. 

*****************************************************************DDATE:  Tuesday, September 25,  2018T IME:   7:30 pm

PLACE:   Bowles 1 Conference Room at Newton Wellesley Hospital

    (Second floor of the main building)

Newton Wellesley is located at 2014 Washington St. in Newton.   Parking is available.

For more information, call 781-269-9807, or email info@naminw.org