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
Family to Family is a free, nationally developed course. The 2 1/2 hour classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks and are taught by members who have received training from the National NAMI.
If you have a family member or friend that you want to help, please sign up and take these classes. Here are a few things you will learn:
1-Learning to process our feelings about mental illness
2-Problem solving workshop
3-Empathy workshop: what is it like to have a mental illness
5-Advocacy and fighting stigma
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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.