Mental Health Awareness Webinars

For the month of May, our BeFrienders are going to be asked to go to one of the classes listed below. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we also wanted others in the congregation to know about and have access to these presentations from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) Minnesota. If you have any trouble accessing or registering for one of these classes, please call (763-788-9427) or email (sarai.kretschman@stmatthew-ch.org) for assistance.

Creating Caring Communities

In the Creating Caring Communities class learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses.

Thursday, May 6, 10:00-11:00 AM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdeGsrDMoE93mtpQBlAjvtstXere2LzdG

Thursday, May 13, 1:00-2:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtf-mvqz4rGdb-cx5b5kVleZIdArf2pvLR

In Our Own Voice

Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well as offering an opportunity to ask questions. The IOOV program has touched many lives and is effective in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. This class is open to the public.

Monday, May 3, 12:00-1:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-CtrDwjH9cKVuFWSlj_IOV41R0QkniT

Tuesday, May 11, 11:00-12:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofuqhrj0vH9Aa9tSpUtwXOTfeLMmHJhRu

Thursday, May 20, 1:00-2:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduipqz4oG9a91E-IGyaE78gaPzQsDejB

Friday, May 28, 12:00-1:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOyvqDkiEtDnjTiPSRWPlc2ImLP5vuQ_

In Our Own Voice Presentation for Members of Faith Communities

Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The one-hour presentation is for people who are part of a faith community and hoping to learn more about mental illnesses as well as resources to support their recovery or the recovery of their loved ones.

Friday, May 28, 12:00-1:00 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOyvqDkiEtDnjTiPSRWPlc2ImLP5vuQ_

Yoga & Self Mindfulness

Come listen to Amritari Martinez, M.A., a NAMI Connection Facilitator, NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenter, Peer to Peer Instructor, former Patients Rights Advocate and current Yoga and Meditation Teacher talk about her journey of recovery by introducing the principles of yoga and meditation that helped heal her life. After sharing her personal story she will teach a Chair Yoga and guided Meditation Class to help participants feel peaceful and happy.

Sunday, May 23, 2:00-3:15 PM

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrf-itrD4jGd2CUbQlYYKz2hrvP9vSIWzz

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A full list of current classes being offered by NAMI Minnesota can be found here: https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/classes/https-namimn-org-education-and-public-awareness-classes-all-scheduled-classes/

If you are unable to attend one of the live online classes, there are videotaped classes available to watch anytime. https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/classes/nami-minnesota-videotaped-classes/