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NAMI Iowa Day on the Hill

January 21, 2019

Join advocates from around the state for a day of education and inspiration! March 12, 2019 – 9:00am to 4:00pm Des Moines, Iowa Agenda: 8:30 – Check-in opens 9:00-9:45 – How to Lobby: Advocacy Training for First-Time Advocates 9:45-10:00 – Break 10:00-10:10 – Welcome, Overview of Legislative Priorities, and How to Stay Involved with NAMI more »

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NAMIWalks Kick-off Event

January 14, 2019

NAMIWalks Luncheon @ The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center March 7, 2019 11:30pm-1pm Walk with NAMI, build awareness, and end stigma. This kick-off event is free to anyone who wants to create a NAMIWalks fundraising team. Attendees will learn about the event and the many opportunities to participate, have fun and give back. Speakers: Miss more »

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Family-to-Family Classes: January 2019

December 9, 2018

Need help coping with a family member who struggles with mental illness? NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-week educational course for family members of adults living with mental illness. Taught by family members who have had special training, its evidence-based curriculum includes the following: Up-to-date information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, more »

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NAMI-LC picnic!

September 24, 2018

NAMI Linn County was happy to host the annual membership picnic.  The weather held out as we enjoyed the company of friends discussing the year’s accomplishments.  Our Board President, Mike Tiernan, provided remarks and welcomed the group of attendees.  It was a lovely evening and we were  happy to have State Representative Art Stead and more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

July 31, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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