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 www.nami-wci.org 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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In Our Own Voice Presentation

Sep 23

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October), we will be co-hosting (along with Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County) the FREE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation.

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NAMI Family-to-Family Named Evidence-Based Program

Sep 12

First, I’d like to remind everyone that our NAMI support group meets tonight at 6:30 pm at the Crawfordsville First United Methodist Church, room 204. We just acquired a small bookcase from Goodwill, so we have an official resource center now.

Also, near the end of May, 2013, the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program was added to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Being named an evidence-based program and practice is a big deal, because it’s an official acknowledgement that this program really works.

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Support Group Recap

Feb 18

This month’s meeting reminded me of #10 on our list of Principles of Support: “We accept we cannot solve all problems.” Some of our members are dealing with very complex and exasperating situations, and sometimes all we can really do as a group is listen and offer moral support. As much as we’d like to be able to wave a magic wand to make the problems disappear, often our options are limited, especially when a loved one lacks insight (is unable to recognize the presence of symptoms) and refuses help.

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Support Group Recap

Jan 13

We spent most of this month’s meeting offering support to one of our members who’s dealing with a particularly difficult situation. Thanks to all who attended and offered suggestions and support. Here we share some information that came up during the meeting.

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Support Group Recap

Dec 14

We had an excellent support group discussion last night, during which participants shared some valuable information. Here, we share some of that information.

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