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NAMI Baton Rouge Support Group meetings are cancelled until the statewide curfew is lifted. Be safe.

Programs

Mental Health Programs

Support Groups

Family to Family Support Group

For family members, friends, and caregivers of individuals who have a mental illness.  Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 and on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Mission Church of Christ 2300 Church Street, Zachary, LA .

NAMI Baton Rouge

Connection Recovery Support Group

For individuals whose lives are affected by a mental illness.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

For more information, call Florence Day at (225) 273-6061 or (225) 241-7927 or Daphne Grady at (225) 769-0361.

Educational Classes

Family to Family

A 12-week course is a mental health 101 program for family members and friends of an adult with a mental illness. The program addresses educating family members, caregivers, and friends about medications, coping skills, symptoms of mental illness, and dealing with a crisis.

NAMI Basics

A six-week course is mental health 101 for Family members and caretakers of children with behavioral disorders.

Peer to Peer

A 10-week course is mental health 101 for the individual who has a mental illness. This program is about giving the individual knowledge and skills for living successfully with a mental illness. It addresses coping skills, medication, how to talk to with their doctors.

In Our Voice

A program composed of speakers that tell their story to help fight the stigma that surrounds individuals with a mental illness.

Parents and Teachers as Allies

A program where parents speak with teachers about recognizing the early signs and symptoms of mental illness and referring the youths to services.

Hearts and Minds Program

An online, interactive, educational initiative promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body. Wellness is an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life.

Provider Education Program

A five-week course presenting the “lived experiences” of people coping with a mental illness or caring for someone who lives with a mental illness. It presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and people coping with a mental illness experiences to line staff at public agencies who work directly with people experiencing severe and persistent mental illnesses.The course helps providers realize the hardships that families and people coping with a mental illness face and appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with and recover from mental illness.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

A one day course that teaches individuals on how to tell their story. It is a valuable tool when advocating for legislation.

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