Mental Illness and Recovery Workshops
in Vermont:

Workshops will resume soon. Check back often for regular updates!

Who Should Attend: Family members, peers and any community residents who want to learn more about mental health issues and recovery. Registration instructions are below.

Attend this one-day workshop where you will learn:

  • Basic facts about the incidence of mental illnesses worldwide;
  • How families and peers cope, including  emotional reactions people have when they or someone they love has a mental illness;
  • How mental health professionals diagnose mental illness;
  • Diagnostic criteria for the following: bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and dual diagnosis;
  • The power of lack of insight and stigma to prevent people from getting the help they need;
  • Definitions and components of recovery, including what recovery is and isn’t;
  • Services available in Vermont, including the Evidence Based  Practices for treating illnesses, Wellness Management and Recovery, Medication Management, and Supported Employment;
  • Specific suggestions on how people can cope with mental illness;
  • Practical advice from NAMI families about how to prevent a crisis;
  • Problem solving exercise using a specific problem from participants; and
  • Some suggested next steps that you may find helpful.

 

To register for a workshop near you:

  • Email NAMI Vermont your contact information including name, address, and phone number – we will contact you and confirm your registration. Program@namivt.org
  • Call Us: (802) 876-7949 ext 102 or Toll Free: 1-800-639-6480 ext 102
  • Register Online – we will contact you and confirm your registration. An additional email with directions will be sent one week prior to the workshop