We have adapted our NAMI Signature Programs and other education programs to formats that can meet both Covid restrictions as well as our community's needs and
we have begun to offer in-person programs. 

PLEASE CALL 570-342-1047 OR VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OFTEN FOR UPDATES


COVID 19 Information and Resources
https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus
https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US
https://www.geisinger.org/coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

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. 

 

A great resource for information on mental health and recovery, it offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope by building on the strength and resilience of the participants.  

 

The next Peer-to-Peer will be held on Zoom and will begin on Thursday, September 9 from 6-8 pm and run through October 28, 2021. 

To register please complete

and submit this form.

The Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-session course taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation. Instruction and course materials are provided free to class participants.

The next Family to Family is being planned for Fall 2021.   This training is free but registration is required, please call NAMI Northeast Region at 570-342-1047 or email info@naminepa.org for more info.

Complete this form to be put on

the Family-to-Family wait list.  

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 find out 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.