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NAMI TARRANT COUNTY

WE NEED YOU FOR MAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Help us secure 310 New Friends / Followers on Social Media

Spread the Word & help us achieve 3,100 Shares / Impressions of Mental Health Awareness

Social media has become a primary way to communicate with our peers, members, friends, family, and community. NAMI Tarrant County provides relevant and important content regarding mental health and mental illness, ESPECIALLY for this MAY CAMPAIGN. During our May mental health awareness campaign NAMI Tarrant County will be providing press releases, social media posts, blogs, and other various content of mental health awareness through our social media. Please click on our FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER links below to follow us.

Getting this information out to our community is critical and we can’t do it without your help. Please support this challenge by FOLLOWING and SHARING our mental health content with your company, friends, family, and churches. Please use the hashtag #namitarrant when sharing.

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Help us secure 31 New Members / Key Volunteers

NAMI TARRANT is looking for 31 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, bi-polar, etc…either directly or indirectly as a loved one or family member of someone who has dealt with these type 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 donate today & help us raise $31,000 in contributions to support our growth and IMPACT

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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OTHER NAMI NEWS, MEETINGS, & EVENT

Join us at our first “COMMUNITY IMPACT” meeting to be held Thursday May 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at University Christian Church on the campus of TCU……..Dinner will be served and NAMI TARRANT along with members of our community will be discussing the future and vision of our organization as well as other community resources and collaborations. Mental Health Connections will discuss their collaborative partnerships with 45+ community organizations and the Arlington Police Department will give updates on their behavior health unit. Please RSVP at executive.director@namitarrant.org

SAVE THE DATE: NAMI WALKS will take place Saturday October 8th at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. More information coming soon but mark your calendars, gather a team, and get ready for a great event.

Please contact Rick Bousquet, Executive Director with any questions, information, or engagement opportunities. executive.director@namitarrant.org / 806 584-6025

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.  Registration for any class or support group ends 48 hrs before the class starts.

Family to Family Mondays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm starting March 7th, 2022 until 4/25/2022. The class is full. Online via zoom.

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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 Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm starting on 2/19/22 run until 4/9/22 Registration is closed. Online via zoom.

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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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Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is an essential. Your self-care is a necessity.

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