Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mental Illness Prevalence: Social Statistics

An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition. 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have [...]

2015-09-28T12:56:15+00:00September 28th, 2015|

Fall Peer to Peer Class

NAMI Peer to Peer Class will begin Thursday, October 8th at 5:00PM at the Wellness Center located at 416 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010. NAMI Peer-to-Peer NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained [...]

2016-12-22T18:54:08+00:00September 21st, 2015|

The Coalition for a Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa

On 9/17/2015 Leah DeMarest, NAMI CI Executive Director, attended The Coalition for a Children's Mental Health Redesign in Iowa press conference and open discussion about Children's Mental Health services at the State Capitol. The Coalition for Children's Mental Health Redesign in Iowa is a grassroots, parent-led coalition working together to find solutions to Iowa's current [...]

2016-12-22T18:54:09+00:00September 18th, 2015|

Mental Health Statistics from NAMI National

1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder. 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific [...]

2015-09-18T12:00:12+00:00September 18th, 2015|

Joan Becker presentation on 9/15/2015

Joan Becker's presentation at the Ames Public Library on 9/15/2015 was sponsored by NAMI Central Iowa and the Ames Public Library. Joan presented her family's story and sold and signed books for attendees. We had a great turn out! Thank you to all who attended this event! For further information about Joan Becker and her [...]

2016-12-22T18:54:12+00:00September 18th, 2015|

JOAN BECKER TO SPEAK AT TONIGHT’S NAMI CI COMMUNITY MEETING AT THE LIBRARY

Tonight (September 15) at 7:00PM at the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium in the Ames Public Library (515 Douglas Ave) NAMI CI and the Ames Public Library will be hosting Joan Becker's presentation about her family's story. On June 24, 2009, Parkersburg, Iowa lost a hero when Coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed. The Killer [...]

2015-09-15T14:21:22+00:00September 15th, 2015|

JOAN BECKER TO SPEAK AT THE AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 15th

Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00PM at the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium in the Ames Public Library (515 Douglas Ave) Joan Becker will be speaking about her family's tragedy and struggle with the mental health system. On June 24, 2009, Parkersburg, Iowa lost a hero when Coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed. The Killer was [...]

2015-09-03T13:52:34+00:00September 3rd, 2015|

FALL FAMILY-TO-FAMILY COURSE

NAMI Central Iowa’s fall Family-to-Family 12 week course is set to begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:30PM. Due to Monday being a holiday (Labor Day), this course will begin on a Tuesday, however the following weeks from thereafter the course will be on Mondays. The location of the course will be at the [...]

2015-09-02T15:15:14+00:00September 2nd, 2015|

THE NAMI WALK IS IN ONE MONTH

  Location: Iowa Farm Bureau Date: Sat Oct 03 2015 Distance: 5K Check-in: 8:30 am Start Time: 10:00 am Donate to team NAMI CI at: http://namiwalks.nami.org/SteppingOutOftheShadows

2015-09-02T15:13:09+00:00September 2nd, 2015|