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NAMI Wichita News—Members

Candlelight Ceremony

Join us Sunday, October 5th for our Annual Candlelight Ceremony to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week. Reception and Exhibits: 6:00-7:00 P.M. Program and Ceremony: 7:00-8:30 P.M. This year’s program: “Life After Mental Illness” Bill MacPhee, diagnosed with Schizophrenia and struggling for years, is now a nationally known “Recovery Expert” with a family and his… Read more »

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President’s Message

We are coming into a very busy and exciting fall season of NAMI.  Since the NAMI State Convention will be held here in Wichita at Wichita State University, October 17 and 18, we encourage all members and friends of NAMI Wichita to take advantage of the close proximity and come!  The theme is:  Diversity: Mental… Read more »

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We have a new Peer-to-Peer class starting soon! The fall Peer-to-Peer class will meet Fridays from September 12 through November 14, 012:30-2:30 PM  at: Project Independence 310 S. Ida Wichita, KS  67211 For more information contact Nancy Ross at 316-371-1023 or Peer2Peer@namiwichita.org.

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Basics Support Group

We have exciting news!  The NAMI Basics Support group is starting in Wichita!  Our first meeting will be Jun 23rd and we will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. This support group is open to any parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent displaying symptoms of mental illness.  

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New State Basics Trainer

Nicole Cox recently completed the training to become a NAMI Basics State Trainer.  She and Kay Denton, also a NAMI Wichita member, are hoping to bring NAMI Basics to more locations throughout Kansas.  Another teacher training will be held within the next few months.  NAMI Basics is an education course for parents and primary caregivers… Read more »

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NAMI Basics Class

We will have a NAMI Basics class starting on March 30.  This class is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with symptoms of mental health illness.  In NAMI Basics, we learn to separate the child we know and love from the symptoms of his/her brain disorder. Our children are not “bad” kids, and… Read more »

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New Website!

  NAMI Wichita is excited to announce its new website!  We realize how important it is to have a strong web presence and how important a website can be for communication.  Highlights of our new dynamic content include a blogging/news feature, integrated calendar, online class interest forms, and various feeds bringing you up to the… Read more »

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NAMI Wichita Joins Facebook

NAMI Wichita and NAMI Wichita Basics have both recently joined Facebook.  We invite you to “like” both pages.  Facebook allows us to offer you the latest information about NAMI Wichita, NAMI Kansas, and NAMI National.  We frequently post information about the latest research, advocacy opportunities, and new education opportunities.  The links below will take you… Read more »

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2013 NAMI Awards

On December 3, 2013, NAMI Wichita held its annual award banquet and winter celebration.  We are excited to announce the recipients of the following awards. [div class=’content-2-col-left’]NAMI Wichita Member of the Year Jill Evenson Service to NAMI Wichita Award Nancy Ross, LSCSW Service to Consumers Award Sandy Swank, Director of InterFaith Inn Service to Consumers… Read more »

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In Memory

Judy Staton, one of our former presidents, Family to Family teacher, speaker at many Police Academy and Case Manager trainings and overall volunteer for innumerable other NAMI Wichita projects died early on Friday, December 20, 2013, from a heart attack. This followed many months of her courageous battle with cancer. Judy was fully committed to… Read more »

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