Support Group Discontinued

Feb 01

After some careful consideration and discussion, we have decided to discontinue the Crawfordsville NAMI monthly support group due to low turnout. We will continue to serve as a resource for Montgomery County and to meet with people who contact us. We will also continue to maintain the website and offer the 12 week Family to Family course when we have enough individuals to fill a class (10-12 people).

Lafayette’s support group meets twice a month if you would like to continue with a support group. They meet at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette, IN. The Family Support group meets on the first and third Tuesday, from 7-8:30 pm, (4th Floor), and the Nami Connection (for adults living with mental illness) meets every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm (1st Floor). Visit for additional details.

If you have any questions or need to talk, you may contact any of us! Thank you for the trust you have given us over these last 3 1/2 years as you have shared your stories, your challenges and your successes! Wishing you all the best in 2016!!

Kitty Haffner, Joe and Cecie Kraynak
NAMI Support Group Facilitators

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NAMI Family-to-Family BPD and PTSD Take-Home Modules

Sep 26

In the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, we mention post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) but don’t cover these conditions in great depth. Instead, NAMI offers very informative take-home modules for each condition:

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DSM-5 Family-to-Family

Sep 18

In NAMI Family-to-Family Class 2, we mention DSM-IV, the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In May, 2013, the fifth edition was published and is referred to as DSM-5 (they’re not using Roman numerals anymore).

You can’t find DSM-5 online, although you can visit to find out more about it. I’d order a copy for the group, but I don’t have $80 to spare right now. I may try to get the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to donate a copy or get our library to order it. Also available (for about $40) is a pocket edition, which would probably be less cumbersome.

Personally, I like the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) better.

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