Date Set For 2020 NAMI State Conference: Mental Health in Challenging Times
Tickets are available now for the NAMI Minnesota 2020 State Conference: Mental Health in Challenging Times. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 14th starting at 9:00 AM. Keynote speakers include Patrice Harris, MD; Tom Insel, MD; and Susan Bartlett Foote, JD, MA.
Date: Saturday, November 14th (11/14/2020)
Time: 9:00-4:00 PM
Registration Link: https://namistateconference-2020.eventbrite.com/
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event will be held digitally via zoom. Prior to the conference, all registrants will be sent a PDF of zoom links to join the keynotes and breakout sessions. All attendees will be able to 'choose their own adventure' throughout the day by selecting the breakout session they want and join by zoom.
This year's conference will feature 7 breakout sessions, with sessions of interest for professionals, individuals living with mental illnesses, family members, advocates, and students. The annual awards and annual meeting will take place between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
The 2019 NAMI Minnesota State Conference has been approved for 4.5 CEU hours for social workers by the Minnesota Board of Social Work and is pending approval for LPCs, LPCCs, and LADCs by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy; LMFTs by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. This event has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing's continuing education requirements as well as the DHS continuing education requirements for Certified Peer Specialists.
Registration is $40 for a CEU ticket, $20 for a non-member General Admission ticket, or $10 for a member General Admission ticket. In order to receive a CEU certificate after the conference, you must purchase the CEU ticket, but you do not need to purchase any other ticket. Limited scholarships are available - contact Patrick Chilton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You're Needed - NAMIWalks 2020 Coming in September
NAMIWalks Minnesota is a beloved tradition that’s been raising critical funds for NAMI for fourteen years. Thousands of people join together to support each other and raise awareness about mental illnesses annually. This year, safe distancing has necessitated a radical re-envisioning of this experience. We’ll rely on DIY creative expression, but with a NAMI twist of “do-it-together.” We need your help to help make this event a success, with the goal of raising $300,000 to support our mission!
Now is the PERFECT time to get started!
Affiliate members are also needed this year to volunteer hanging posters in their communities, putting up NAMIWalks yard signs, and telling your story of being impacted by a mental illness. Email email@example.com to get volunteer.
For additional questions, assistance setting up your fundraising page, or need more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
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Can I change my charity?
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NAMI Dakota County is a proud affiliate of NAMI Minnesota.