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There is a clear and critical need to care for mental and physical health simultaneously. Understanding this connection and synergy is vital to overall wellness. You can improve your symptoms by learning about how your body systems interact, and by effectively managing both the physical effects of mental illness and the lifestyle options that can help you feel better overall.

Hearts & Minds is a free,  1-, 3- or 5-session wellness program designed to educate and empower individuals to better manage their mental and physical health.  The class focuses on the relationship between mental health and physical health, emphasizing that the best possible mental health recovery requires attention to all aspects of your health.

For more information visit the Hearts+Minds page here.

Contact NAMI Northeast Region PA at 570-342-1047 or info@naminepa.org to enroll in an upcoming class or to bring this class to your community,

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Peer-to-Peer

The Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is a free 8-session recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions.  This free and confidential course is led by peers with mental health conditions and is held weekly for two hours. 

 

This program is a great resource of information on mental health and recovery and provides respect, understanding, encouragement and hope by building on the strength and resilience of the participants.  

Participants will gain the ability to:

  • set a vision and goals for the future

  • partner with health care providers

  • develop confidence for making decisions

  • practice relaxation and stress reduction tools

  • share their story

  • strengthen relationships

  • enhance communication skills

  • learn about mental health treatment options

This training is free but registration is required. 

Click on form below to be added to the list for next session.  

Call NAMI Northeast Region at 570-342-1047 or email info@naminepa.org for more info.

The Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, confidential, evidence-based 8-session course for family, partners and friends of people living with mental health conditions. 

 

The program is taught by family members of people with mental health conditions who have received intensive training to present this education. All instruction and course materials are provided free to class participants.

What you'll learn:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively

  • Information to help you care for yourself and manage your stress

  • How to support your loved one with compassion

  • Information on local supports and services

  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain

  • How to handle a crisis

  • Current treatments and therapies

  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

While the training is free, registration is required.  Click below to be notified when the next session is scheduled.  

Complete form to be added to list for next session.

Call NAMI Northeast Region at 570-342-1047 or email info@naminepa.org for more info.

In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI in which trained speakers share their compelling story of living with mental illness and achieving recovery.   

IOOV presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions.

These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

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Call 570-342-1047 to learn how you can bring an
IOOV presentation to your organization!

Mental Health First Aid

NAMI Northeast Region offers Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training.

These are evidence based, internationally offered programs that have been found to help people be more comfortable giving support and information to someone who is struggling with a behavioral health problem (mental health or substance abuse).

Like regular first aid, MHFA is the temporary care given to someone until professional care can be rendered. Graduates become aware of others behavior as well as their own, they learn about resources in the community as well as communication strategies and there is a solid focus on self-care.

Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training, upon completion participants receive certification that is good for 3 years and can easily be renewed online. Contact the NAMI Northeast Region office at 570-342-1047 or email at info@naminepa.org to find out how to bring this important training to your organization or to enroll in an existing training.

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