NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 1919 University Ave., Suite 400, St. Paul, sponsors a variety of online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Led by trained peer facilitators the support groups help individuals and families learn coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences.
When joining an online group, please add only your first name. Also, the groups are specifically for those individuals suggested by the group’s title. For example, Family Support Group is only for family members and NAMI Connection is only for those who live with a mental illness and are over 18 years old. Find a complete listing of group meetings and how to join in by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Support Groups” or go straight to namimn.org/support/nami-minnesota-support-groups/.
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the University of Minnesota will host their 17th Annual Research Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE. Researchers from the University of Minnesota will present their findings on How Positive Psychology Interventions Benefit Treatment for First Episode Psychosis, Psychosis Across the Lifespan, and Engineering Brain Networks to Treat Mental Health Disorders. Seating begins at 5:30 pm and the dinner and program starts at 6 pm. For tickets or more information, call 651-645-2948 or go to namimn.org. The event is approved for 1.5 CEUs by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Do you know an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to improving public health in the community? Anoka County would like to recognize them with a 2019 Public Health Award. Nominate an individual or group now through Thursday, Jan. 31. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Youth Focused, Individual or Group: Individual(s) age 18 or younger at the time of nomination or an organization that is youth-led; Adult, Individual or Group: Individual(s) age 18 or older at the time of nomination or a group, partnership, community coalition, organization, etc.
Nominations will be evaluated based on: Leadership: nominee has demonstrated leadership abilities through work and service; Community Health Improvement: nominee demonstrates successes in creating solutions to public health problems and has contributed to making improvements in the health status of the community; Collaboration: nominee promotes collaboration and cooperation between individuals, organizations, and agencies; Advocacy: nominee has been involved in promoting healthy behavior and/or protecting the health and safety of county residents.
Awards will be presented at a county board meeting in April, which is Public Health month. Nominations may be submitted by mail, fax, email or online. Visit anokacounty.us/healthawards for more information and nomination forms.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 am-12 pm, East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE. Wellness Resources: Flu Shots, Health Screenings, Nutrition Information. “What’s New for Medicare?” presentation: Learn about changes coming to Medicare in 2019, 10-11 am. East Side Neighborhood Services, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA), and the Robbinsdale Hy-Vee Pharmacy present Wellness Resources and information. Don’t miss this opportunity to be prepared for fall/winter and a new year by getting your flu shots (bring your insurance card), health screenings (glucose and blood pressure) and nutrition information. There is no cost to attend. Info: 612-781-6011.