Mental Illness & Recovery

NAMI Vermont offers the Mental Illness & Recovery workshop for family members, peers, and community members who want to learn more about mental health and recovery.

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About This Workshop

Mental Illness & Recovery is a daylong workshop that includes basic information about major mental health conditions, an overview of effective treatments, accessing services throughout Vermont, coping strategies, crisis prevention, and recovery. 

This workshop is offered as an alternative to Family-to-Family to accommodate busy schedules and welcomes different roles and perspectives for a holistic learning experience.

Who Should Attend

Any community member who wants to learn more about mental health and recovery, including professionals, family members, and individuals with a mental health condition.

Upcoming Workshops

The Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop at Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in Springfield has been postponed. The new date is yet to be determined. In the meantime, you can sign up to be on our waitlist for the rescheduled workshop. Click the button below to join the waitlist.

About This Program

Who Should Attend

What You Will Gain

How to Register

Upcoming Trainings

Register for a Mental Illness & Recovery Teacher Training on August 24th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Are you passionate about mental health education and eager to make a difference in your community? Join us for our upcoming Mental Illness & Recovery training. This comprehensive and interactive training opportunity is designed for NAMI Vermont members passionate about mental health advocacy and education.

Our training program prepares members to become certified teachers equipped to deliver essential mental health education across the state. As a participant in this program, you’ll commit to teaching the curriculum at least twice a year on Saturdays, helping to spread awareness and support recovery efforts throughout Vermont.

During the training sessions, participants will dive deep into mental health education, gaining valuable insights, accessing crucial resources, and engaging in interactive activities that promote understanding and compassion. By becoming a certified teacher, you’ll play a vital role in fostering a more empathetic and knowledgeable community around mental health.

Join us in this rewarding journey of learning and advocacy. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

In order to be eligible for the Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop Teacher Training, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have attended a MIR workshop or completed a Family-to-Family course
  • Have a current NAMI Vermont membership (if you are not already a member, you can become one before attending the training)
  • If you are a Peer, be in a comfortable place in your recovery. If you are a Family Member or loved one of a Peer, feel comfortable committing to leading workshops as scheduled.

Please note all applicants will be asked to complete a screening interview before attending the training. 

NAMI Vermont Mental Illness & Recovery

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What You Will Gain

  • Learn more about the major mental illnesses and symptoms.
  • Learn how mental health conditions are treated.
  • How to access resources on services throughout Vermont.
  • What recovery really means.
  • Coping strategies to aid in recovery.
  • Techniques to communicate effectively.
  • Information about NAMI Vermont and its programs.
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Register for a Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop or train to become a Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop Teacher.

For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at (800) 639-6480 or email[email protected]

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