2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month
7:00 – 8:30 pm
555 West 25th Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Here you will gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI’s Family Support group is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop supportive relationships.
Free of Cost! Safe and Confidential! No medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended.
NAMI is inspired to build better lives for millions of people with mental illness. Are You?
Learn more about all the ways to get involved! www.nami.org/intomentalhealth
Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour giving day taking place on May 4th, 2017, and it’s all online! Since the inaugural event in 2013, Idahoans have raised more than $2.3 Million for participating organizations, one donation at a time.
Every year on one amazing day, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together—be a part of it! Full history here.
You can check out our site and donate to NAMI Upper Valley Idaho at: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/nami-upper-valley-idaho
NAMI Upper Valley would love to have your support! We will use this money to help those with Mental Illness and their families. NAMI has amazing Family to Family Classes that bring hope and empowerment to families. Check out this YouTube Video: : https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-to-Family
Giving Days are 24-hour online fundraising challenges that aim to rally groups of people to give to their favorite charity.
Idaho’s Giving Day is May 4th, 2017
NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho is participating in the Day of Giving. Any donations we receive help us to reach out and support the mentally ill and their families in our community. These are just a few of the ways that NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho use your donations for our non-profit organization:
Education: Twice a year Family to Family, a free, nationally developed course, is held in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in the Spring and in Idaho Falls and Rexburg in the Fall. These classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks and are taught by members who have received training from the National NAMI.
Support: The Family Support Group, for those who have a family member suffering with a mental illness, is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm at the Development Workshop, 555 W. 25th Street in Idaho Falls.
The Connection Recovery Support Group, for those suffering with a mental illness, is help each Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the Center for Hope, 1501 Northgate Mile in Idaho Falls. There are vouchers available for travel to and from these support meetings.
Every summer NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho hosts a free picnic for those suffering from mental illness and their families. We provide a meal, games and entertainment for those attending. The money we receive helps us continue this wonderful tradition.
Advocacy: Advocacy by members helps national, state and local elected officials understand how legislation will impact people with mental illness. NAMI members are actively involved in the legislative process as they sit on a variety of committees influencing policy by informing legislators about research and development, improved treatment and rehabilitation services, access to treatment and reducing criminalization of those with mental illness.
May the 4th Be With You!
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!