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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a FREE weekly meeting for individuals to focus on improving physical and mental health.

The group is facilitated by a trained Hearts and Minds facilitators.

The group meets weekly on Tuesdays 2:00-3:00pm at Carter Historical Farm. Read more Here.

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As out NAMI library continues to grow, we wanted to inform you of our latest additions. The recent Asylum event at the Wood County Historical Center was a great success, including Mary De Young who spoke on the History of Mental Illness in America. We are happy to offer her latest book through our library, Madness: An American History of Mental Illness and Its Treatment. It is a fascinating book covering the last century of mental health treatment in America.

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WRAP OR NOT?
By: Marcus R. Jensen

Which do you choose when you go the grocery store, paper or plastic?  It’s a matter of personal preference or choice.  Well, now, for someone who has a mental illness, or other life problem, there is a choice.  They can choose between doing a WRAP and not doing one.  WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan. WRAP is a program developed by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland and promoted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to...

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Hearts and Minds is a FREE program designed to encourage, teach and promote a healthy lifestyle for the mind and body.

This Saturday course is combining 3 one hour sessions into a day session for participants.  

Family members are encouraged to join!

 

Class Schedule:  Session 1: Goal Setting 

                                 Session 2: Eating Healthy

                                 Session 3: Exercise

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This springs Mental Health 101 will focus on the process of recovery.  Speakers from across the state will be presenting on the recovery process, models for recovery and local programs.  Apanel presentation will give a first person perspective on what the road to recovery looks like.  The Ohio Councelor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board has made available 6 CEU's through the training.  

Time:  May 9th, 2014 from 9:00-5:00pm, Registration begins...

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The theme of this years dinner is "Working" on Stigma.  The event is focusing on the anti stigma and anti discrimination campaign that is being done state wide as well as the efforts that are being done at the local level in Wood...
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WRAP  One on One is the individualized program of the WRAP class seen above.  Led by a trained facilitator who themselves has a mental health diagnosis, WRAP stands for "Wellness Recovery Action Plan."  In this one on one ongoing program one is given tools and strategies to deal with their mental...

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Peer to Peer is a FREE 10 week educational course for adults with a mental illness.

The class is facilitated by two trained peer mentors. 

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