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NAMI TARRANT COUNTY

Let’s Get back to Together for NAMIWalks Tarrant County 2022 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Location: Trinity Park, Pavilion 1

2300 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Contact Information / Sponsorship Opportunities

Raquel Portillo – Walk Manager

817-841-9779 / namiwalks@namitarrant.org

 

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NAMI TARRANT is looking for new volunteers and members. Various volunteer opportunities exist and our easy-to-fill-out volunteer application can be found by clicking here: https://www.betterunite.com/namitarrantcounty-namitcvolunteerapplicationform

Most of our needs include people who have dealt with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc…either directly or indirectly as a loved one or family member of someone who has dealt with these types of issues. First responders, veterans, and mental health professionals are also encouraged to inquire. These opportunities will include either teaching a class to educate people on various conditions and/or facilitating a support group in these specific areas. Family support is critical as well, so facilitators are needed in these areas as well. You will also find opportunities for fundraising, events, etc…

You can also become a member of NAMI local, State, and National for as low as $5. To learn more about benefits and to join please click here: https://nami.org/About-NAMI/Join-NAMI

Please consider a donation today!

NAMI TARRANT has worked very hard to not just survive the Covid Pandemic, but we are positioned to THRIVE. We are expanding all our efforts and programs in education, support, and advocacy in all areas of mental health/Illness. More importantly, we are engaging even more with our community to understand and meet the mental health needs that are ever-present. Please consider a personal or business donation TODAY in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and help our local affiliate continue our important work.

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NAMI Tarrant County

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI Tarrant County provides free peer-led mental health education classes and support groups for individuals living with a mental health condition and their loved ones, as well as hosts community events. NAMI Tarrant County is located in North Texas and we are an affiliate of NAMI.org.

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Serving: Greater Fort Worth Area (Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Wise Counties)

Family to Family Class

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidence-based program.   We will not be having a Family to Family class until the Fall of 2022.

 

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Peer to Peer Class

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Registration for any class or support group ends 48 hrs before the class starts.

Peer to Peer class is starting June 25th, 2022. P2P is virtual on Saturday mornings from 11am to 1pm. It will run for 8 weeks.

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Basic Class

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Registration for any class or support group ends 48 hrs before the class starts.

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Homefront Class

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. Registration for any class or support group ends 48 hrs before the class starts.

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