Affiliates Invite Public to Mental Health Month Event
All NAMI Minnesota affiliate members, supporters & community partners are invited to a special virtual event featuring an interactive presentation honoring Mental Health Awareness Month from 2 pm to 3:15 pm on May 23.
Hear Amritari Martinez, M.A., a NAMI Connection Facilitator, NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenter, Peer to Peer Instructor, former Patients Rights Advocate, and current Yoga and Meditation Teacher talk about her journey of recovery by introducing the principles of yoga and meditation that helped heal her life. After sharing her personal story, she will teach a Chair Yoga and guided Meditation Class to help participants feel peaceful and happy. Click here to register.
All NAMI affiliate members and supporters are also welcome to see the full Mental Health Awareness Month calendar of free online events including classes, panels, forums, author talks, activities for families and more. Register now to attend any, or all, of these special events!
Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week Celebrate in May
Did you miss the NAMI presentation on Tardive Dyskinesia? You can learn more by watching the recent Mental Health Awareness Month presentation by clicking here. Tardive Dyskinesia causes involuntary muscle movements outside of a person’s control that may include repetitive, jerking movements of the face, neck and tongue. One in four people who are treated with anti-psychotics long term develop Tardive Dyskinesia.
Download a fact sheet, below, about Tardive Dyskinesia for more information.
About NAMI Dakota County
One in five people will experience a mental illness each year. These illnesses affect people of any age, race, religion, or socioeconomic status, and they affect the entire family. Mental illnesses are biological brain disorders and can disrupt a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions and thanks to research and medical advances, recovery is possible. Many people feel isolated by a mental illness due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding these conditions. If your life has been touched by a mental illness, you are not alone!
NAMI Dakota County is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with mental illnesses, erasing the stigma of mental illness, referring families and friends to existing resources, and influencing public policy. We provide education and support for people living with mental illnesses, their families, professionals and the community. WE WANT YOU...to be informed and supported. Come to one of our meetings, support groups, classes, or events. All of our programs are offered free of charge.
NAMI Dakota Education Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church (3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN).
As with all organizations, we are always looking for donations to support the Emergency Fund which is unique to NAMI Dakota County and to keep our classes and other presentations free so that all can attend. One easy way to contribute to NAMI Dakota County is to use Amazon Smile for all of your orders through Amazon. Below is additional information about Amazon Smile and how it works.
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What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Can I change my charity?
Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
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NAMI Dakota County is a proud affiliate of NAMI Minnesota.