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Be Part of the Solution: Take a Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid equips you with the knowledge you’ll need to support individuals in crisis, identifying the warning signs and risk factors for certain illnesses and gives a better understanding of these challenges that individuals and their families face day-to-day. These certification classes are free and open to all.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Oct. 13 • Oct. 18 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 10 • Nov. 24

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Oct. 20 • Nov. 3 • Nov. 17

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.

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!

New Mental Health First Aid Sessions!

Mental Health First Aid classes are now available on Zoom.  The classes below are held 8:30 am to 5 pm.  If you would like to register, you can sign up online at NAMIerie.org/programs or call the NAMI office at (814) 456-1773.

Youth Mental Health First Aid – 1 day 8-hour course to receive your certification 

Wednesday, April 28th

Wednesday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 26th

Wednesday, June 9th

Wednesday, June 23rd

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid – 1 day 8-hour course to receive your certification 

Wednesday, May 12th

Friday, May 21st 

Monday, May 24th   

Wednesday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 16th

Benevolent Beers Event Supports NAMI

NAMI teams up with Erie Ale Works for a night of Benevolent Beers on Thursday, April 8th at 5 pm! Every beer sold benefits NAMI of Erie County’s educational programs. Mark your calendar and support a great cause!  Erie Ale Works also has non-alcoholic specialties on tap – like their homemade root beer.

“I think it has been a stressful year for all of us and one of the takeaways is that we should value our own mental wellness.  That’s why I think it’s important to support NAMI’s mission of mental health education at the Benevolent Beers event.”   

-Jeff McCullor, Co-Owner, Erie Ale Works

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