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NAMI of Erie County Would Appreciate Your Support on Erie Gives Day Aug. 10

Did you know 100% of the money you donate to NAMI of Erie County STAYS in Erie County? That means your personal support of NAMI of Erie County directly helps support those in our Erie County community facing mental health challenges.

TOGETHER we can do more for parents and children. TOGETHER we can do more for veterans and their families. TOGETHER we can do more people in our community with mental health concerns.

We very much appreciate your support on Erie Gives Day!

How to Give on Erie Gives Day

Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 10, the Erie Community Foundation and other generous donors will match a percentage of your donation to NAMI of Erie County. All you have to do is go online at ErieGives.org and select NAMI of Erie County as your nonprofit of choice. 

You can also submit a check for Erie Gives Day! Checks must be submitted by Aug. 9. If you’d prefer to submit a check, call us today at (814) 456-1773.

Upcoming FREE Mental Health First Aid Courses

As the pandemic situation continues to evolve and change, so does the mental health and needs of each one of us. Find out how to help others navigate through this difficult time during one of our Mental Health First Aid certification classes. Upcoming dates include:

Youth Mental Health First Aid:
Aug. 18
• Sept. 1
• Sept. 15
• Sept. 29
• Oct. 13
• Oct. 27
Adult Mental Health First Aid:
• July 28
•Aug. 11
• Aug. 25
• Sept. 22
• Oct. 6
• Oct. 20
Sign up today at NAMIerie.org/application or by calling NAMI of Erie County at (814) 456-1773.

Registration Open Now for Family-to-Family & Peer-to-Peer Programs

Family-to-Family begins Sept. 21

Family-to-Family is a free, eight-week educational course for family members and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Sessions will meet 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 21 through Nov. 9.

Family members learn about various mental illnesses, treatments, medications, and rehabilitation. Participants learn self-care as well as problem-solving and communication skills. Many graduates of the program called it “life-changing” as they develop friendships with others in similar situations.

Read more about our Family-to-Family program here.

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Peer-to-Peer begins Sept. 9

Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-week educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand mental wellness and their journey towards recovery. Sessions will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 9 through Oct. 28.

Read more about our Peer-to-Peer program here.

Sign up for either program today at NAMIerie.org/application or by calling NAMI of Erie County at (814) 456-1773.

FREE Writing Class at Scott Park July 19-23

When’s the last time you asked yourself what YOU need?
NOW is your chance!
Join in our FREE writing class called “The Hero’s Journey: Exploring Our Individual Challenges With Mental Health” every day from noon to 1 p.m. July 19-23 at Scott Park.
This adult support group will explore through writing the quest we’re all on to find acceptance of ourselves and others. Every day we will explore where our beliefs, values, and actions come from and learn ways to change those that no longer serve us.
This class is open to ALL and is 🌟FREE 🌟 — so invite your friends too!
To register email Tracy@NAMIErie.org. Please register TODAY as we have a minimum class size we need to meet to hold this amazing class!

Sponsor a Hole Sign at NAMI’s FABULOUS Golf Outing

NAMI of Erie County was so THRILLED that our FABULOUS Golf Outing June 25 sold out so quickly that we added extra morning time slots! To register for one of the new timeslots visit NAMIerie.org/fabulous.
We’re thrilled about your excitement for the outing because all proceeds go toward fulfilling our mission of providing Erie County residents mental health education and support — something that’s more important than ever as we navigate the pandemic.
We still need your help! We are looking for companies and organizations to sponsor our hole signs at the outing! This is a great way to support a great cause that is so important to Erie County! If you’d like to take part visit NAMIerie.org/fabulous.

Thanks so much for your support … and for understanding that we are in this together!

Sign up now for NAMI’s FREE Family-to-Family Program

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Sign up now for NAMI’s FREE Family-to-Family Program!

What it is: Family-to-Family is a free, eight week educational course for family members and caregivers of individuals with mental illness.

What you’ll learn: Family members learn about various mental illnesses, treatments, medications, and rehabilitation. Participants learn self-care as well as problem-solving and communication skills.

What our graduates say: Many graduates of the program called it “life-changing” as they develop friendships with others in similar situations.
When to take it: Our next Family-to-Family program starts July 13 and runs through Aug. 31.
Sign up today for this FREE program at NAMIerie.org/application or by calling NAMI of Erie County at (814) 456-1773.

Sign up now for Peer-to-Peer Program Beginning May 20

Peer-to-Peer is a FREE, eight-week educational program for adults with mental illness looking to better understand mental wellness and their journey towards recovery.

NAMI of Erie County is offering its next Peer-to-Peer session Thursdays May 20-July 8 via Zoom. Registration is required online at NAMIerie.org or by calling NAMI at 814-456-1773.

Peer-to-Peer is taught by trained mentors who have experienced a significant level of recovery. You can expect compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences in a confidential place.

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Exploring the Arts with NAMI of Erie County

Do you have a group of youngsters that would benefit from learning more about the Erie arts community? The Exploring the Arts with NAMI program combines arts education, positive mental health behaviors, and a focus on creativity!

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Developing an interest in the arts at an early age provides opportunities for children to increase positive behaviors that enable them to become healthy, productive young adults who contribute to our community.

For more information on registering your group or classroom for this FREE opportunity call NAMI of Erie County at 814-456-1773.

Sponsor NAMI’s FABULOUS 2021 Golf Outing!

NAMI of Erie County is in the midst of planning for our 2021 FABULOUS Golf Outing at Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course! This event sold out in 2020 and raised more than $23,000 for our nonprofit, money which went toward fulfilling our mission of providing Erie County residents mental health education and support.

We are currently looking for sponsors to support our 2021 FABULOUS Golf Outing who like to have a GREAT time and support the Erie community in important ways while doing so!

Find out more about sponsoring NAMI of Erie County’s 2021 Golf Outing or register your foursome to take part today at NAMIerie.org/fabulous.

We promise a FABULOUS time!

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