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Mental Health and Wellness Education

Speakers Bureau - learn from others with a lived experience and how we benefit the mental health care system.

  • A Personal Recovery Story

    Hear the personal story of someone living with mental illness in one’s own words. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about their journey.

  • Experience is the Best Teacher: Understanding NAMI

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization: how can we help you? Learn about how NAMI programs and services and how we augment the mental health care system.

  • Brain Domain: Mental Health, Illness and Wellness

    Treatment for mental illness is overwhelmingly effective and recovery is possible, if you know the signs and symptoms that may indicate help is needed. This session explores this and the difference between illness and wellness.

  • You Got This: Responding to Mental Health Crisis

    What does a mental health crisis look like and how would you respond to it? You will learn strategies to enhance your toolkit so you feel comfortable when a crisis may occur.

  • Mental Health System Sherpa: A Navigation Guide

    The mental health care system can be confusing! You will walk away with an overview of how to access care, navigate the system and connect to various community resources..

  • Keep Track of Your Oxygen Mask: Manage Your Stress

    We all know that we cannot help others when we are not caring for ourselves. So, why is it so hard to maintain self-care? You will leave this session with a plan to attend to your mental well being.

  • Your Brain Works Overtime: Mental Wellness at Work

    You will learn how making the workplace accommodating to mental health improves your company culture and bottom line.

Suicide Prevention - learn warning signs to identify, connect and understand to aid in a mental health crisis. We have three paths for trainings;

  • Question, Persuade, Refer

    Question, Persuade, Refer is a two hour training that gives hands on experience and tools to recognize and respond to a crisis. This suicide prevention program that teaches participants how to recognize the signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. This is an evidence-based program that saves lives. 

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

    There are two types of Mental Health First Aid classes:

    1) Adult Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

    2) Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (for example, parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, health and human services workers and other caring citizens) and want to learn to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

  • NAMI Ending the Silence

    NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50-minute, in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from the family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Ending the Silence is effective at raising awareness, encouraging early identification and intervention and giving a human face to mental illness. By providing a realistic view of recovery and starting a dialog with the students, this program removes the fear and mystery that is often the result of the silence surrounding what can feel like a scary topic. 

Customized Education 

Do you have something else in mind? We also do customized education on a wide range of topics to meet your needs. Contact us for more information at 507.287.1692 or nami-semn@namisemn.org

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