NAMI - Wood River Valley
National Alliance on Mental Illness
PO Box 95,  Hailey, Idaho  83333
NAMI Helpline  208.309.1987       Email  namiwrv@gmail.com
  
  NAMI National has over 1,500 chapters throughout the United States.
 
Wherever you are, 
you're never very far from a NAMI Chapter.
 
Visit NAMI's website at www.nami.org.
Until mental illness can be cured, we'll be here.
 Mental illness is a serious medical illness that affects one in four families.  Treatment works, but only half of people living with mental illness receive treatment. 
 
NAMI's goal is to create awareness about mental illness and promote the promise of recovery. 
The members of NAMI-WRV are ordinary people in the community who've been touched by mental illness.  "When my family started down this path in 1993, we hadn't a clue where to turn. There wasn't even a psychiatrist available. We had to educate ourselves about mental illness, find resources ourselves, and support our family member in every way we could," says a NAMI member. 
 
Due to the efforts of our members, NAMI-WRV was  officially organized in 2001 and became an affiliate of NAMI National. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness.  
 
NAMI's  efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority.
 
"It's unbelievable how far we've come since 1993: dozens of good medications, much greater public awareness, more psychiatrists and pyschologists, movies and books, and internet resources." The NAMI member continued, "But we still don't have a cure and, until we do, we 'll be here to provide help to everyone who needs it."
  • Members of NAMI-WRV have personal experience with bi-polar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental illlnesses. We can relate to what you are experiencing. 
 
  • Often those with mental illness will "self medicate" with drugs or alcohol. 
 
  • Sometimes those with mental illness will stop taking medications, because they  think they're cured after their medications take effect and their lives improve.
 
  • Often families have difficulty convincing their family member to seek treatment.
 
  • Even children can have mental illness that affects their behavior and performance.
NAMI - Wood River Valley
cordially invites you to our
Monthly Meeting
& Potluck Supper
 
When:     Friday, August 8th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 
Where:    Minnie Moore Room at The Community Campus
                1050 Fox Acres Road in Hailey

 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness's local affiliate in the Wood River Valley invites you to come together for fellowship and education on Friday, August 8th.  Please come even if you'll be late.

 
We will eat first beginning at 5:30 p.m. and, beginning around 6:15 p.m., will feature our guest speakers representing the Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equine Center, who will introduce themselves and then present on the benefits of equine therapy as they relate to mental health and behavioral health issues. The mission of Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center is to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies which encourage the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children and adults with disabilities.

 
We will provide the paper plates, napkins, cups, utensils, and assorted beverages, and ask each attendee to bring a potluck item to share.

 
Parking is available. The Community Campus has a no alcohol and no smoking policy on its premises, including inside the campus, outside the campus, and in the parking lot.  

 
Please RSVP by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 6th, to Carla Young in the NAMI - Wood River Valley office by CLICKING HERE, or call (208) 309-1987 and let us know how many are in your party and what potluck item you will be bringing to share.