Free Training: Learn How Your Story Can Make A Difference


megmanNAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers.

NAMI Smarts engages you in hands-on learning to build and strengthen skills. Whether you are new to advocacy or have years of experience you will leave the training with messages, step-by-step tools and the practice you need to feel informed, confident and ready to make a difference. Click here for flyer with additional information..

Family-to-Family beings Oct. 7

NAMI’s acclaimed Family-to-Family class will be offered in Asheville 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and 10:00 am – 12:30 pm on Saturdays from October 7 to November 15, 2014. Dr. Jim and Sharon Pitts, retired educators, again will lead the class that is free to family members and caregivers of adults living with a severe mental illness. These disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Family-to-Family includes up to date information about medications, communication techniques, handling crises, problem-solving skills, recovery, accessing community support, advocacy, and self-care around worry and stress.

Those who attend F2F gain vital information, insight and understanding of their loved one that many call “life-changing.”Complete details here.