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