The NAMI Upper Valley Idaho library features a collection of recent multimedia publications addressing mental illness, treatment, and experience. Materials are available for a two-week checkout. Read More
Dr. Mary Beth Ostrom
NAMI Upper Valley Elections will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at
Development Workshop-555 West 25th Street in Idaho Falls, ID
All NAMI Upper Valley Members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Ballots have been sent via email, please fill them out and return them, we want to hear from you.
We have a special speaker – Dr. Mary Beth Ostrom, MD
Dr. Ostrom is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist working at EIRMC’s Behavioral Health Center in Idaho Falls, ID. The Center is a psychiatric hospital providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults from across the region, including Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Dr. Ostrom is a member if the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. She completed her Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and attended Medical School at the University of Texas.
Come and enjoy the great speaker and the food!
Homeless Stand Down
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Veterans Memorial Hall, Downtown – 485 Constitution Way, Idaho Falls
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Free Hot Breakfast will be served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Free: Veteran’s services, Medical screenings, Medical Vouchers, Haircut Vouchers, Clothing, Cold Weather Supplies, Blankets and Sleeping Bags, Food, Flu Shots and Resource Links to Community!
We are looking for:
Food that is easily transportable, such as hot chocolate packets, soup packets, granola bars, etc.
All Clothing (especially men’s)
Cold weather supplies (sleeping bags, blankets, etc.)
All Donations need to be dropped off at the Veterans Memorial Hall by Friday, January 27, 2016 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
NAMI is asking for you help in providing donations for our Homeless in Idaho Falls. Thank You!
NAMI Encourages Everyone to Attend the Giving Fair!
What A Wonderful Way to Donate To Your Favorite Charities!
NAMI Would Love Your “Gift!”
We Would Use that Gift to Help Improve the Lives of Those With Mental Illness.
Join NAMI In Bringing Awareness to Mental Health – Read and Share!
On May 19, 2016, Patrick Taylor, Alex Vassiliadis and Nate Perez (NAMI Champaign County Illinois) embarked on a cross country road tip in the famous and brilliant Chicken Car with the main purpose of raising awareness for mental illness. They will be holding separate events in the cities that they stop in. They will speak about their personal experiences with mental illness, pass out educational resources of their own, and allow people to purchase MIA Tour merchandise. The revenues earned from such merchandise will go directly to mental illness non-profits in the United States, the most prominent of which will be NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). You can go to their Facebook page: mentalillnesstour and view their video blogs, which document the amazing people and intense emotions felt throughout this life-changing trip. They also have a website: http://miatour.wix.com/miatour2016 They update their posts daily to share with their followers.
On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm the Group will be at the Idaho Cancer Center, 3245 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, Idaho. They want to meet as many people as they can, so are inviting everyone to come. They will talk about their experiences with mental illness. Through starting the conversation, they hope to diminish the stigma associated with mental health conditions, start a change in our community and hopefully change the way the United States looks at mental illness. Hope you will help us get the message out to the public.
June 23rd is NAMI’s Summer Picnic
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
It’s at a NEW PARK – Note the Change!
May is Mental Health Month! NAMI Upper Valley wants to spread the word about taking the pledge to make mental health #StigmaFree. Learn more here:
NAMI wants to let others know that there is hope and understanding. We can change the way the world sees mental health.
Everyone knows a little about mental health issues but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn’t only about being able to identify symptoms and having a name for these conditions but dispelling many false ideas about mental health conditions as well. See more at: https://www.nami.org/stigmafree
1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition and each of them has their own story, path and journey that says more about them than their diagnosis. Whether you live with mental illness or are a friend, family member, caregiver or medical professional getting to know a person and treating them with kindness and empathy means far more than just knowing what they are going through.
Visit our Facebook page-NAMI East Idaho for updates during the month. Take the pledge to be StigmaFree.
NAMI Upper Valley is proud to join with Idaho Gives to help raise money for our nonprofit on May 5th, 2016. Last year nearly $1.1 million dollars for nonprofits were raised in one day! NAMI Upper Valley is asking each of it’s members to spread the word!
To make a donation go to www.idahogives.org. In the search, type NAMI Upper Valley, Inc. that will take them to our donation page, or click on the link below.
Ask your friends and family to celebrate giving, to choose NAMI Upper Valley, and help us fulfill our mission, to improve the lives of those with a mental illness and their families. Their donation will help us fund our Family to Family classes; the yearly Free Picnic for those with mental illness and their families; the 4th of July parade, candy and information about NAMI, classes and support groups are handed out along the parade route.
Almost everyone donates to a nonprofit during the year, it’s tax deductible! Each of us could donate and make a difference on May 5th and help the NAMI organization. Thanks for your consideration!
Eja Allen -NAMI President