The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the largest organization in the nation dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with mental illnesses (depression, panic disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder and more) and their loved ones. The four pillars of NAMI's mission - support, education, advocacy and research - are carried out by the thousands of grassroots volunteers who serve in their communities.
The Cache Valley Affiliate meets on a regular basis:
Every Tuesday: The Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets at 5:30 pm in the NAMI office located at 90 E 200 N in the basement of the Bear River Mental Health building. (Starting Oct. 12th this group will be holding classes on developing better coping skills in the following areas:
1. Coping Skills Enhancement
3. Self-esteem and self-efficacy enhancement
4. Communication Skills
5. Problem-solving and Decision-Making Skills
6. Drug Information
7. Stress Management
8. Development of positive healthy adolescent behaviors
Every Wednesday: The Connection Support Group meets at 5:30 pm in the NAMI office.
Every 2nd Wednesday: An Educational Meeting is held at 7:00 pm in the NAMI office. Guest speakers from the community present their areas of expertise regarding topics such as mental health issues, housing, veterans needs, legislative issues, judicial issues, and medical updates regarding mental health.
The Connection Support Group meeting begins at 6:00 pm instead of 5:30 pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Free classes are taught on mental health for those with a mental illness called BRIDGES and for the family and friends of those with a mental illness called Family-to-Family. Contact the office or visit the website for more information.