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WCC’s Mental Health Ministries supports the work of NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). They are providing support during this stressful time. Check the many online classes and groups they offer.
NAMI MN Support Groups are peer-led for those dealing with a mental illness. There are groups for adults, young adults, and for families and friends of persons living with mental illness. https://namimn.org/support/nami-minnesota-support-groups/
NAMI Minnesota COVID-19 Resources
NAMI MN is offering free Zoom Classes for the General Public.
Topics range from:
• In Our Own Voice. Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery.
• Gray Matters. Understanding Depression in Older Adults
• QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide.
• Together, We Can Make It OK. Learn about the misperceptions of mental illnesses and what stakeholders in the community are doing about it.
Visit this site for list of the many free classes they offer. https://namimn.org/education-public-awareness/classes/scheduled/
You’ll need to have a copy of the Zoom software. Download for free at https://zoom.us/freesignup
Especially in this uncertain times, times of isolation unknown to most, times of fear and economic upheaval, we need to pay extra attention to our sense of wellness. So many things are coming at us that feel overwhelmed is almost universal. We may be wondering if we can hold it together and for how long. We may already thing we’ve got more than we can manage.
The hope is that we will reach out for support and comfort. It is never too late to ask for help. These resources can access the help needed to relieve some of the stress in our lives.
Mental Health Minnesota: www.mentalhealthmn.org
NAMI – National Alliance for Mental Illness: NAMI.org
Mayo Clinic: www.Mayoclinic.org