NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: July 7, 2006
Catholic Disability Group Sets Up Council on Mental Illness
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has established a council on mental illness to help the Catholic community reach out to those with mental illness and their families.
Jerry Freewalt of
Summer Camps to Meet Spiritual, Mental Health Needs of
Disaster Survivors Young Gulf Coast
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota will offer more than 65 camps this summer for school-aged children who were affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Of the one million people displaced by the 2005 hurricanes, an estimated 372,000 were school-aged children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Many of the children affected by the
Compeer: Making Friends, Changing Lives
Have you ever wished you could do something for someone who is homeless or someone living with a mental illness? Would you be willing to spend four hours monthly if that meant making a real difference? A friend can make the difference in the life of a person struggling for mental wellness.
The Compeer Program offers a wonderful model to do just that. Compeer’s mission is to alleviate the loneliness and isolation that many individuals dealing with mental illness often experience. Read more…
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The 2006 NAMI Convention concluded on Sunday, July 2 with an interfaith worship service. The next of issue of the FaithNet newsletter will feature information and resources for the faith community from the convention.