Saturday Sep 20

Website Classes

  Link to Register for Family to Family

 

More info on WRAP...

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Peer Support Specialist Training

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NAMI DuPage & SEASPAR presents…..

“In Good Company”

Bring fun into recovery! Meet other individuals who share similar life experiences while participating in social-recreational activities. Individuals are welcome to bring one guest.

Please register! REGISTRATION LINK HERE. Minimum 5 participants by 9 a.m. day of event. Emails will be sent for cancellations.

Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 – 8:30pm pm meet at Sweet Tomatoes, Lombard  

·         Meal not included

Wednesday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:30pm pm meet at Suburbanite Bowl, Westmont

·         $3.00 games, shoe rental included

Wednesday, November 5th from 6:00 – 8:30pm Ice Skating at Darien Sportsplex & Snack at Culvers, Darien

·         Free Skating, please note date may change due to scheduling conflict. Culvers snack on your own, not provided.

Wednesday, November 19th from 6:00 – 8:30pm Holiday Window Shopping at Yorktown, Lombard

·         Join us as we browse and take in the holiday sites!

Wednesday, December 3rd, time TBA – Movie at Ogden 6, Naperville

·         Ticket or snacks not provided

Wednesday, December 17th from 7:00-9:00pm Holiday party/table tennis tourney and appetizers at the Darien Sportsplex, Darien

·         $3.00 entrance fee person to cover beverages and supplies 

 

 

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FIND JOBS!

MYWay in Manufacturing

 

This is a 10 week program for 18-21 year olds that consists of 4 weeks of paid participation in workshops and a 6 week paid internship in the manufacturing field. You must be between the ages 18 to 21 years old, live in DuPage County, and meet eligibility requirements. In addition, you must be high school graduate or have GED or actively pursuing GED. The individual will be required to take the TABE testing in Applied Math and Reading with a score of 6th grade level or higher. However, if you are below the 9th grade we will work with you to help build your skill sets up. Workshops are held Monday through Friday 9:00am-12:00pm, and internships are generally day shifts between the hours of 6:30am-5:00pm depending on the company.

 

MYWay in Manufacturing will begin its third session on October 6, 2014, with an end date of December 12, 2014

 

FLYER #1 FACT SHEET 

FLYER #2 INFO SESSIONS

 

Nina Seperghan

Youth Career Counselor

workNet DuPage Career Center

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DBT Class

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Glenbard Parent Series. 

 

GPS offers 40 programs a year to parents, guardians, school staff, students, and interested community members throughoutChicagoland.  Our events are posted on the websites of many other large area school districts including (but not limited to) Naperville,Deerfield, Elmhurst and New Trier.
 
It is the mission of GPS to facilitate real-world parenting skills which will enhance our children's social and emotional development, encourage responsible decision making, and promote respect-based relationships that keep our children safe. The GPS series engages best-selling authors, top research-experts, and high-profile media consultants, whose GPS programs and workshops assist our communities to become proactive and informed. Our GPS programs are free and open to all in the greater Chicago land area.  An average of 400 high school, middle school, and grade school parents, plus school staff and community members attend each of our programs and workshops.

 

FLYER

 

FLYER FOR SEPTEMBER 16th!

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2014 HOPE STRONG

 “Arts and Crafts: Show and Sell”

To be held as part of the DHS Division of Mental Health Regions 3 & 4 AnnualRecovery Conference

 September 17th, 2014 Washington, IL 

hope strong

Let your creative voice be heard through poetry, drawings, paintings,

 sculpture, musical recordings, jewelry, hand-dyed scarves,

 photography, or whatever your talent may be.

 Simply complete the artwork registration form no later than 8-30-14.

 Please note we request art to be submitted August 1st_30th, 2014

 Call or email Pat Hayes with any questions:

 Pat Hayes, Recovery Support Specialist

 Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Ph #: 217-786-7626

REGISTRATION FORM

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Good article on bi-polar disorder,

told by a person who lives with it. 

 http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/voices-of-experience/wife-mother-minister-and-living-with-bipolar-disorder/?xid=aol_eh-emo_4_20140512_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl36%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D476208

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2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence  

NAMI DuPage was recently honored as one of the 2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence in the category of Non-Profit Organization. The AABEs highlight successful suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful.

Awards were presented to 22 companies and not-for-profit organizations in 12 categories of competition. The award recipients were recognized during an evening reception on March 12, 2014, at Medinah Banquets, in Addison. Approximately 150 business executives, friends and associates were in attendance.

The recipient companies and organizations will be profiled in a special publication of The Daily Herald Business Ledger published on April 14, 2014.

The AABEs, given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, are presented to outstanding businesses and non-profit organizations with a significant presence in the suburban circulation area of the Daily Herald Business Ledger (DuPage County, Fox Valley, NW Cook County, Lake County, West Cook County, Southwest Cook County and Will County.

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:  Help Needed

NAMI has received several new requests from national reporters looking for personal stories. They want to talk with individuals or families about bad experiences with barriers or gaps in the mental health care system---and stories in which a person finally got help and what made the difference.

In general, requests involve:

  • Families
  • Children, teens or young adults
  • Veterans
  • Emergency rooms and hospitals
  • Outpatient services
  • Affordability, insurance or other funding issues
  • Criminal justice issues—particularly jails
  • Homelessness; housing
  • Employment

If you are interested in possibly sharing a story, please send a short summary to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your age, city, and state and telephone contact information.

  • NAMI may not be able to acknowledge every submission, but every story will be considered
  • Submitting a story does not commit you to being interviewed by the news media
  • Names and contact information will not be shared with any reporter until NAMI contacts you first and you give permission
  • Ultimately, it’s a reporter’s decision whether to contact a person for an interview. If an interview does not result, NAMI will still keep your story for other opportunities.

Please let us know if you are interested in telling your story to the news media. Please also forward this appeal to anyone else who might be interested.  Many thanks for your help!

Bob Carolla

Director of Media Relations

National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI)

3803 North Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22205

(703) 516-7963 

 

 

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New Article: Mental Health Parity Rules 

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NAMI DuPage Overview of Services (PDF)

NAMI DuPage Brochure (PDF)

New Library Resource Page

 

The Residential Treatment Work Group has created a guide for families who may be considering residential treatment services for their children. The Guide includes things to consider when choosing a residential treatment center, funding options, and additional resources and supports for families. The guide is now available at www.icmhp.org or by clicking the image on the left.
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