NAMIWalks Johnson County

NAMIWalks Johnson County

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Walked today as part of #RawBacon8743
Team FilmScene is on the move for NAMIWalks Johnson County today! We're hoping to raise $3,000 to promote awareness and support for #mentalhealthforall, and we're over 2/3 of the way there! Can you help us reach our goal?

Visit our team page to lend your support: https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=37057
Walked today as part of #RawBacon8743, the City High FTC robotics team. Raising funds to support these important programs!
Thank you to everyone who has lent their support, whether by donating directly or ordering a FilmScene at Home snack bundle!

Team FilmScene is walking this Saturday as part of NAMIWalks Johnson County with the goal of raising $3,000 to support their mission of advocacy, education, support, and public awareness of #MentalHealthForAll. Can you help us reach our goal?

Visit our team page below, or head over to icfilmscene.org/filmscene-at-home-concessions-bundle to take home some weekend movie snacks and know that $5 of your purchase will be donated to a good cause! 🍿
Want to support a good cause by eating snacks?

$5 of every concessions bundle sold this Friday will be donated as part of NAMIWalks Johnson County! Grab yours now and feel good about curling up on the couch with a pile of popcorn: https://tinyurl.com/fspopcorn
The Board of Supervisors proclaimed Saturday, April 27, 2019 to be NAMI Mental Health Awareness Day in Johnson County. Thanks to NAMI Johnson County IA and NAMIWalks Johnson County for accepting the proclamation! See you Saturday at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area for the walk!
Exciting!

On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together on May 7 at Terry Trueblood Recreation Center.
5.7.2022

NAMI Johnson County (NAMIJC) is an organization where people can meet and learn from each other. Educational programs and classes provide information about illnesses, symptoms, treatment options, and available services for those living with a mental illness, as well as for those with whom they live and work. NAMIJC advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

Operating as usual

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Click here to learn more: https://conta.cc/3uNLkKt

02/15/2022

Connect with our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group tonight at 5:30pm via Zoom!

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

- Free of cost to participants
- Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions
- Led by people with mental health conditions
- 90 minutes long and meets weekly
- No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed
- Confidential

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#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #BeKind #Gratitude #SelfLove #Hope #Connection #Recovery #SupportGroup #Community #Zoom #Peer #Free #Confidential

Photos from NAMI Iowa's post 02/15/2022

Photos from NAMI Iowa's post

Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia 02/15/2022

Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia

Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia I began to reevaluate my own behavior and my relationship with writing.

9 Transformative Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College 02/15/2022

9 Transformative Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

9 Transformative Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College Here, advice for how students can prepare for and address mental health issues in college.

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There’s still time to register for NAMI Iowa Day On the Hill!
Register today!
bit.ly/3sZklus

February 22nd, 8:30am - 4:15pm

Join advocates from around the state for a day of education and inspiration.
This advocacy event will allow you to hear from mental health experts on pending legislation. We will train you on how to advocate to your legislators on mental health issues and then we’ll take you to the Iowa Capitol to put your new skills into action! The more voices we have, the louder our message will be!

Ticket prices:
- General Admission - $45
- Scholarship Ticket - $10

Ticket price includes:
- Coffee & tea before the program
- Boxed lunch
- Transportation to and from the Capitol
- Materials
- Debrief and dessert
- Advocacy training webinar

Questions?
Contact NAMI Iowa at 515-254-0417 or email [email protected]

#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #NAMIIowa #Iowa #IowaCity #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #Hope #MentalHealthCommunity #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Anxiety #Depression #Mindfulness #WellBeing #DayOnTheHill #Advocacy #IowaCapitol #February

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Happy World Donor Day!

“A Heart On Valentine’s Day” by Hailey Steimel and Tabassum Hashmi (Illustrator).

“Hailey was born with a congenital heart defect, which led to her needing a lifesaving heart transplant when she was seventeen. She received the gift of life from her angel donor, Briar, on Valentine's Day! Come along with Hailey on her journey to a new heart!
About The Author: Hailey Steimel was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on September 9th, 1996. Hailey received her heart transplant in 2014, and she graduated from Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids the following year. She received her bachelor's degree in communications from Upper Iowa University in 2020, and plans to continue promoting organ donation awareness! In her free time, Hailey enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her pets. She also loves volunteering, shopping, traveling, and writing books! Nearly 40,000 babies are born with a heart defect in the United States each year. In 2021, 1,900 children were on the national transplant list waiting for a lifesaving organ. Please register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at donatelife.net, registerme.org, or in the Health app on your iPhone.”

Get your copy at Barnes and Noble!: tinyurl.com/2p86d2a9

Also read “Because of Organ Donation,” featuring 25 chapters of organ recipients, living donors, and donor families, co-authored by Brenda Cortez and Hailey Steimel. Available on Amazon: tinyurl.com/y2d8xxjc

#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #Love #Hope #WorldDonorDay #NationalDonorDay #OrganDonor #OrganDonation #Organ #Donor #Donate #DonateLife #BeAnOrganDonor #AHeartOnValentinesDay #HaileySteimel #TabassumHashmi #ValentinesDay #Valentine #CongestiveHeartFailure #BecauseOfOrganDonation #GiftOfLife #InspiringStories #BrendaCortez #Heart #Book #BarnesAndNoble

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Next up on our Black History Month series is Percy Lavon Julian. A brilliant chemist and biochemist, Julian’s research and work with soybeans was revolutionary in the medical field. He discovered how to synthesize the hormones progesterone and testosterone as well as cortisone, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. He also invented Aero-Foam, a soy protein based product that was used to put out fires and was an irreplaceable asset during World War II. (photo courtesy of sciencehistory.org). For more information check out this article: https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/percy-lavon-julian

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“To be colorblind is to disregard my or any Black person’s humanity.” - Renée Cherez

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#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #Hope #MentalHealthCommunity #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BHM #CelebrateBlackLives #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BlackMentalHealth #BlackVoices #Equality #Equity #CulturalHumility #Humanity #ReneeCherez

We Tell Suicidal People to 'Get Help.' But What Happens When They Do? 02/13/2022

We Tell Suicidal People to 'Get Help.' But What Happens When They Do?

We Tell Suicidal People to 'Get Help.' But What Happens When They Do? "If we want to reduce the su***de rate, simply telling people to get help isn’t enough."

35 Tattoos From People Who Have Been Affected by Su***de 02/13/2022

35 Tattoos From People Who Have Been Affected by Su***de

35 Tattoos From People Who Have Been Affected by Su***de These are powerful.

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Happy Self-Love Day!

While trying to spoil our loved ones, we often forget that there's another special someone who deserves some pampering too: our own self. The 13th of February, also known as 'National Self-Love Day' gives us the perfect reason to finally treat ourselves.

- Know you are worthy of love
- Buy yourself flowers
- Journal your thoughts
- Cook yourself a healthy dinner
- Start learning a new skill
- Have a spa day or movie day
- Compliment yourself through the day
- Write yourself your own love letter

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#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #Hope #MentalHealthCommunity #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Anxiety #Depression #Mindfulness #WellBeing #SelfLove #SelfCare #SelfCareDay #SelfLoveDay #NationalSelfLoveDay #BeYourOwnValentine #TreatYourself #DateYourself #Forgive #Protect #Boundaries #Journal #BuyYourselfFlowers #Meditate #SelfWorth #Perfectionism

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Multicultural counseling is essential to the success of today’s therapists. A culturally competent counselor considers all aspects of a client’s worldview when selecting treatment approaches while remaining aware of their own personal biases, beliefs, and attitudes in providing services. To learn more, follow the link below to read Sharing Hope: An African American Guide to Mental Health.
https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Engage-Your-Community/Sharing-Hope-African-American-Mental-Health/Sharing-Hope-2014_FINAL.pdf

5 Tips for Coping With Nightmares After Sexual Violence 02/13/2022

5 Tips for Coping With Nightmares After Sexual Violence

5 Tips for Coping With Nightmares After Sexual Violence

70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands - Making Contact Radio 02/13/2022

70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands - Making Contact Radio

70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands - Making Contact Radio Making Contact · 70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands   Police encounters during a mental health crisis have a greater chance of turning deadly if you’re Black. New response mechanisms bypass law enforcement and result in helpful interventions. Reporter Jenee Darden looks ...

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“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it’s right.” - Rosa Parks

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#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #MentalHealthCommunity #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BHM #CelebrateBlackLives #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BlackMentalHealth #Equality #Equity #RosaParks

Boredom as a Symptom 02/12/2022

Boredom as a Symptom

"Boredom can serve several protective functions — and it can also damage our emotional well-being."

https://bit.ly/3JlbKHv

Boredom as a Symptom Boredom can serve several protective functions -- and it can also damage our emotional well-being.

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Types of Microaggressions:
Micro-assaults: Conscious biased beliefs or attitudes expressed or acted out overtly or covertly toward a marginalized person or group (Bullying, violence, hate-speech).

Micro-insults: Interactions outside of conscious awareness that communicate insensitivity and insults that demean a person’s identity (Subtle snubs unconsciously disguised as a compliment).

Micro-invalidation: Most damaging form, directly attacking or denying the experiential realities of socially marginalized groups
(Color-blindness, “All Lives Matter”).

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#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #Love #MentalHealthCommunity #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BHM #CelebrateBlackLives #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BlackMentalHealth #Equality #Equity #Microaggression #Microassault #Microinsult #Microinvalidation #HateSpeech #Prejudice #Privilege

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The Iowa City Autism Community and The ICCSD Mental Health, Special Education, & Disability Advocacy Group present: The Intersection of Race, Disability, Mental Health, & the School to Prison Pipeline

Tuesday, February 15th, 12:20-2:20pm
*This will be a virtual workshop*
Email Dina to sign-up:
[email protected]
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Speakers:
- Dawn Yuster: Director, School Justice Program Advocates for Children of New York: Protecting every child’s right to learn since 1971
- Heidi Pierce: Professor of Psychology

#NotAlone #MentalHealthForAll #NAMIJC #NAMI #NAMIWalks #Awareness #StopTheStigma #Support #MentalHealthCommunity #MentalHealthMatters #IowaCityAutismCommunity #ICCSD #MSDAdvocacyGroup #AdvocatesForChildrenOfNewYork #Intersectionality #Race #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BlackExcellence #Disability #MentalHealth #SchoolToPrisonPipeline #SchoolToPrison #IowaCity #SpecialEducation #Advocacy #Autism #AutismSpeaks #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ASP #Neurodivergent

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1105 Gilbert Court, Suite 200
Iowa City, IA
52240

General information

NAMI Johnson County is the local affiliate of NAMI Iowa and NAMI National. NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s leading grassroots, self-help, education, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Johnson County serves the communities of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and all of Johnson County, although anyone is welcome to participate in our organization and activities.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

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