This webinar took place on February 9, 2021. While it was not recorded, you can reach out to your local chapter of NAMI or look for another offering of the NAMI Family & Friends seminar. In addition, the presenters offered the NAMI Family and Friends Companion E-Book and additional Mental Health Resources as a follow up to their presentation.
To catch up on any other webinars you missed, visit our Past Webinars page.
About the Webinar:
NAMI Family & Friends is a 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.
- Understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
- Effective communication strategies
- The importance of self-care
- Crisis preparation strategies
- NAMI and community resources
About the Presenters:
Sandra and Dale Mann have over ten years experience in leading NAMI education courses and family support groups. Dale is a retired Clinical Neuropsychologist with 40 years’ experience in a medical setting, including the United States Air Forces. He currently serves on the NAMI North Carolina Board of Directors. Sandra holds a B.S. and M.A. in Education. She currently works with the NAMI NC Education Committee and the NAMI Wake Helpline team. Their work with NAMI is also informed by the experience of advocating for and supporting their son who lives with a mental health condition. Their team teaching approach, as a husband and wife, has led to many participants feeling encouraged and hopeful about the stability of their own family.