Mental Illness and Recovery Workshops
Workshops will resume in Fall. Check back often for regular updates!
Who Should Attend: Family members, peers and any community residents who want to learn more about mental illness 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