Thanks to your continued support of The Siobhan Leigh Kinlin Memorial Golf Tournament, NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands can continue to serve our community with free programs of support, education and advocacy for the many people who's lives are touched by the broad spectrum of mental illness.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cape Cod is a grass-roots non-profit organization serving the families and friends of people with mental illness, as well as the individuals who have a mental illness themselves on Cape Cod and The Islands. Programs and Services are provided through Support, Education and Advocacy. We are an affiliate of both NAMI Massachusetts and NAMI National in Washington D.C.
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NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands serves individuals and their families who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illnesses and neurological disorders through support, education and advocacy, and promotes wellness for all.
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands strives to provide an understanding of the broad spectrum of neurological disorders and differences. We provide a network of systems and support groups and educational programming for individuals and their families. We advocate for and support services for the mental wellness of our total constituency. Enlightenment and education of the general public on matters of mental health is part of the ultimate goal.
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands offers a variety of courses, support and educational programs:
A twelve week course for family members, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness that helps participants understand and support thier loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own weel-being. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. Topics include: specific mental illnesses, medications and brain biology, coping skills, communication skills, crisis & relapse and self-care.
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands is committed to providing the tools needed to help children and adolescents succeed.
In 2016, we are offering workshops across Cape Cod & The Islands on Think:Kids - Collaborative Problem Solving, Helping your child succeed in school and how parents can advocate for them and book discussion groups based on Ross Greene's The Explosive Child.
Family Connections is a free 12-session series for relatives of persons with difficulty managing their emotions. Behaviors often present are mood instability, difficulties with anger, relationship problems, impulsivity and self harm. Sometimes these behaviors are diagnosed to be Borderline Personality Disorder. Regardless of the label, these symptoms are difficult to observe in a loved one.
In addition to better understanding these challenging behaviors and developing a network of support, this course will help participants learn skills that focus on acceptance and on how to manage themselves and their relationships more effectively.
Our speaker series features expert presenters on various topics of mental health and the mental health care system.