NAMI to hear personal stories from people affected by mental illness

NAMI office in Bowling Green.

(Submitted by National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI Wood County will be hosting the NAMI Mental Health Conference Series for adults who are wanting to learn more about NAMI Wood County and hear personal stories of people who have been affected by mental illness. 

The conference is in Perrysburg on May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BGSU at Levis Commons, 1655 N. Wilksinson Way, Perrysburg.  The different sessions include NAMI Family and Friends session, panel testimonials, explaining NAMI Wood County and our marketing efforts in the community, and NAMI Wood County programs and our impact.

The Family and Friends session is led by trained people with lived experiences of supporting a family member with a mental health condition.  The session will cover topics such as understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery, effective communication strategies, the importance of self-care, crisis preparation strategies, and NAMI and community resources. 

The marketing session will showcase why NAMI Wood County markets to the community the way it does and compares local mental health advertising impacts.  The panel testimonial session is where individuals share their story, how they became involved with NAMI Wood County, its effect on them and the local community, and how they’re staying involved today.  The last session highlights NAMI Wood County’s educational and support programming and explores its lasting impact on our community.

The NAMI Mental Health Conference Series is $35.00 per registrant and it includes lunch and CEU’s (pending approval).  The doors open at 8 a.m.  The deadline to register is April 26..

For more information or to register, go to www.namiwoodcounty.org or call the NAMI Wood County office at (419)-352-0626.

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