NAMI’s advocacy power comes from being a nonpartisan organization with passionate grassroots members who are willing to speak up on behalf of people who live with mental illness. And advocacy has ne...
Would you like to learn how to talk about mental illness and recovery with middle and high school students? An exciting opportunity to learn "how to's" is happening in August.
Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.
Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition and hear a message of hope and recovery. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
If you are interested, please contact Anney Geraets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-7226 to obtain an application.
Would you like to learn how to talk about mental illness and recovery with middle and high school students?
An exciting opportunity to learn "how to's" is happening in August.
Helping middle and high...
NAMI Sioux Falls offers support groups for people whose lives are impacted by mental illness
Adults who live with a mental illness diagnosis are invited to attend the NAMI Connection Support Groups that meet four times each week in Sioux Falls. The groups are led by trained facilitators who help group members share their experiences and learn from one another. Pre-registration is not required and you are invited to attend one, or all, groups each week.
Sundays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church located at the corner of Minnesota Ave. and 11th Street Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church located at 2901 E. 26th Street Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church located at 2300 S. West Avenue
Family members of someone who lives with a mental illness diagnosis are invited to attend the Family Support Group that meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Western Avenue and 13th Street. All support groups are led by trained peer facilitators. Pre-registration is not required ... See MoreSee Less
The SD Behavioral Health Advisory Council met in Pierre on June 14th with a full agenda to help meet its purpose of guiding, advocating and advising the SD Division of Behavioral Health. Much work is being done to decrease the number of lives lost to suicide each year. Efforts are ongoing to implement Zero Suicide statewide in both private and public agencies. One discussion took on the topic of workforce development and ways to increase the number of qualified people working in the mental health field. If you have suggestions about how to accomplish this, please contact Phyllis at the NAMI Sioux Falls office. email@example.com or 610-7226 Because SD receives federal block grant money we spent time tweaking the application for continued funding. An update was also provided on the progress being made to meet the provisions of HB1183 - the one put forth by Chief Justice Gilbertson's task force. More detailed information about the Behavioral Health Advisory Council can be found using the link below.