NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties

Locally the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) works in Delaware and Morrow Counties to improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness.

NAMI offers support to their families and close friends. By educating the public about mental illness, working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and advocating for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness they envision a future where mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of their potential.

Volunteers help NAMI connect with people as they share their stories and experiences.

Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator
(Individuals living with a mental condition or individuals with loved ones living with a mental condition) 
Support group facilitators lead support groups and maintain fidelity of the NAMI support group model.
Each group is led by two trained facilitators.
Facilitators typically lead at least one group per month.
A weekend training is required.  

Peer-to-Peer Instructor
(Individuals living with a mental condition)
Lead Peer-to-Peer classes for people with mental health conditions. 
Each class is taught by two co-teachers.
Course content is scripted and will be provided. Instructors read material, present videos and facilitate group discussion.
8-week commitment typically once per year. Classes meet for two hours each week for eight weeks.
A weekend training is required. 

In Our Own Voice Presenter
Share your experience living with a mental health condition.
Each presentation has two presenters.
Days and time vary depending on the presentations that are scheduled.
An online training is required. 

Ending the Silence Lead Presenter
(Individuals living with a mental condition or individuals with loved ones living with a mental condition)
Share a 50-minute presentation with middle and/or high school aged students about mental health facts, warning signs, and statistics.
Presentations include a young adult presenter with lived experience.
Presentations are typically scheduled at local middle and high schools throughout the school year (September – May).
An online training is required.

Ending the Silence Young Adult Presenter
(between the ages of 18-35)
Share personal experience of mental illness and living in recovery.
Presentations include a lead presenter who presents on mental health facts, warning signs, and statistics.
Presentations are scheduled at local middle and high schools throughout the school year (September – May).
An online training is required.

FaithNet Group Leader
Lead faith-based recovery groups at various church or faith centers across Delaware and Morrow Counties.
Typically groups involve two leaders.
Group commitment varies depending on needs of the organization and participants, typically one time per month.
Online training is required.

Producer
Assist with technology (e.g. Zoom) necessary for running virtual groups and presentations.
Be available throughout the duration of group in the event of technical glitches.

NAMIWalks Planning Team
Help plan the annual NAMIWalks event, NAMI’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
Meet monthly (and more frequently closer to the event) with planning committee.

NAMIWalks
Walk to money and awareness for NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties.

Young Adult Advocacy Group Participant
(Ages 18-29)
Advocacy group that discusses the importance of mental health through open discussions, activities, getting involved in the community and more.
1-2 groups per month.

Parent Advocacy Connection Advocate
Provide one-on-one advocacy and support to parents currently navigating multiple systems that serve children (mental health, juvenile justice, child protective services, education, developmental disabilities, etc.)
Advocate must have lived experience as a primary caregiver or parent of a child for whom they have navigated multiple child serving systems (mental health, juvenile justice, child protective services, education, developmental disabilities, etc.)
Frequency of interactions will vary based on parents’ needs.
A training is required. 

Days and times vary depending on the presentations that are scheduled. 

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