National Alliance on Mental Illness
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The NEW NAMI Dubuque Office is Open!
NAMI Dubuque office is located in the Schmid Innovation Center at 900 Jackson Street, Suite LL5-2B, Dubuque, Iowa. Our office hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday-Friday. Our phone number is 563-557-NAMI (563-557-6264). Stop in to see us or give us a call. We will be glad to give you information about our NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meetings and programs.
EDUCATIONAL AND CARE/SHARE MEETINGS**NOTE** All meetings will now be held in the lower level Millwork Collective area in the Schmid Innovation Center (old CARADCO Building) at 900 Jackson, Dubuque. All meetings are free and open to the public.
FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE
The Family-to-Family Education Course continues through May 4, 2015. The next Family-to-Family course will be offered in the fall of 2015.
PEER TO PEER EDUCATION COURSE
The Peer-to-Peer Education Course continues through April 20, 2015. The next Peer-to-Peer course will be offered in the fall of 2015.
NAMI Dubuque April-June 2015 Newsletter
See PDF of newsletter at the bottom of the page.
Congratulations to NAMI board member Umesh Chakunta, MD, March recipient of the Service Excellence Award at Medical Associates Clinic! Dr. Chakunta joined Medical Associates as a staff psychiatrist on July 2, 2012, and became a NAMI Dubuque board member approximately one year ago. Dr. Chakunta is highly regarded by his colleagues as well as his patients. NAMI Dubuque is proud of and thankful for his commitment to individuals and families affected by mental illness.
*** Upcoming Events ***
April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Mark Murphy, Dubuque 911 Center Manager, will explain the Smart911 System which is being used by first responders in the Dubuque area and how it may be helpful in preventing situations that might otherwise involve the Criminal Justice System. This free, optional service gives residents the opportunity to provide information to emergency responders prior to an emergency in order to enable faster and more informed responses to emergency situations.
May 1st, 2nd, and 15th
NAMI DUBUQUE IRIS DAYS
May 4, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PIZZA RANCH TIP NIGHT: Fundraiser. NAMI volunteers will bus and wait tables for tips!
May 7, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA-Dubuque County: Annual Fundraising Dinner
May 12, 2015, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Grand River Center
CHANGING MINDS: Free Mental Health Community Resource Fair. Keynote speakers NAMI board member Umesh Chakunta, MD, and former board member Judy Nemmers, LISW.
MAY 19TH EDUCATIONAL MEETING
DVD presentation of Pete Earley, nationally known mental health advocate and author of “CRAZY: A FATHER’S SEARCH THROUGH AMERICA’S MENTAL HEALTH MADNESS”, as he shares the compelling story of his personal experience with his own son through the “revolving doors” of our mental healthcare system. Mr. Earley takes us through the experience as both a father and a journalist trying to fight for a better way. Past NAMI Dubuque Presidents will also be joining us as we mark May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
June 13, 2015, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Four Mounds
NATURE TREK III: In collaboration with ISU Extension, Dubuque Rescue Mission, Rep. Chuck Isenhart, Office of Consumer Affairs, and NAMI Dubuque. Guided walk - independent hike - speakers - planting project - refreshments - FUN!
Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Murphy Park
8TH ANNUAL SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WALK
Please remember two support groups meet the first Tuesday of every month:
NAMI DUBUQUE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!
NAMI Dubuque is in serious need of members who are passionate about NAMI and our mission and are willing to volunteer their time and talents. There are many opportunities available to suit any amount of time you are able to give. We want dedicated NAMI members like you to help us in meeting our potential as Dubuque’s Voice on Mental Illness. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to discuss how you can help with the time you have available, please speak with one of the board members at any of our meetings or call or email Diane Bucko at 563-580-8653 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no job too small to be of great help!
Again, we are truly in need of volunteers in order to remain a voice for those in the Dubuque community with mental illness and their families. There is much work yet to be done. Please contact the NAMI office at 563-557-6264 or call or email Diane Bucko at 563-580-8653 or email@example.com.
“Large tasks become small when divided among many.”
Office hours—Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Mail: NAMI Dubuque, Schmid Innovation Center, 900 Jackson St., Suite LL5-2B. Dubuque, IA 52001
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Spring 2015 Newsletter (PDF File)