NAMI Nashua

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Contacts: Norma or Scott at 882-6771
Pam at 888-6219
or via email at: nashuanaminh@gmail.com

Who We Are:

We are an organization of ordinary people who all have a loved one with mental illness.

We provide a safe and confidential place for families and friends to share their common concerns and learn from common experiences.

A facilitator, who is also a family member of a loved one with mental illness, leads the support group.

The facilitator understands the challenges facing these families.

Within the group, you will find that you are not alone and will gain insight and understanding.

Mission:

NAMI Nashua is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness, and their family and friends - so they have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations and function in a supportive community without discrimination or stigma.

We offer:

Support to family members and friends of loved ones dealing with mental illness.

Educational meetings where a speaker presents information about different illnesses, medications, treatment options, coping skills and available services.

Support meetings where we share our common experiences and learn about options and practical solutions to the everyday situations we encounter.

Advocacy for best treatment practices for our loved ones.

Advocacy for our loved ones by educating the public sector with the facts about mental illness, and work to eliminate the stigma and fears associated with this biologically based brain disorder.

We work to make our voices heard locally and in the state and federal legislatures; to advocate for the best possible services for our loved ones with mental illness.

Meeting Days/Times

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

2nd Tuesday ~ Guest Speakers provide information in areas such as illnesses, medications, treatments, services, support and facilities.

4th Tuesday ~ Support, Caring and Sharing - We come together to share our common experiences and discuss solutions to our situations.

Location ~ St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Building. Classroom B on the 3rd floor (F2 in the elevator). Please enter the building from the back door which is located behind the far left corner of the bottom floor of the hospital Kinsley St garage (Go into the garage and drive 3/4 around from the entrance on the lower level).

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Educational Meeting
Speaker:  Annette Carbonneau-NAMI NH Manager of Grant Operations and Volunteer Development
Topic: Current Policy
The focus is on current policy issues and mental health services in NH and how it affects our families and then what actions we can all take to influence them.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Educational Meeting
Topic:  TBA

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Educational Meeting
Topic:     TBA

Tuesday, June 24, 2014- Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014- Educational Meeting
Topic:     TBA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Educational Meeting
Topic:     TBA

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Educational Meeting
Topic:     TBA

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Caring and Sharing
On caring and sharing night we come together to share our common experiences and find support in each other.

Educational Meeting Minutes

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January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

Links for Assistance

Emergency

Greater Nashua Mental Health Center ~ 1.800.762.8191 (after hours) and daytime 603.889.6147

Access (crisis center - SNHMC) 603.577.2728 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

Nashua Police ~ 911 or 603.594.3500

NH State Hospital Hot Line ~ 1.800.852.3388

Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Phone Support - 24/7) ~ 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)

NH State Hospital ~ 1.800.852.3345 ext. 5300 or 603.271.5300

Southern NH Medical Center ~ West Campus Central 603.577.5720

Peer to Peer Support Group Meetings ~

H.E.A.R.T.S. is here to support one another as people who are challenged by the daily effects of living with, coping with, and recovering from mental health issues. Everyone will be encouraged to develop relationships that will enable and empower each other to learn, to grow, and to understand each other’s world view.”  We offer one-on-one and group peer support.  Contact - Ken Lewis  3 Pine Street Ext., Bldg. 3 N., Unit B, Nashua, NH 03060 Phone: 603.882.8400   Fax 603.882.8700  www.heartspsa.org

DBSA Peer Support. Meets every Thursday 7-9 pm at 100 West Pearl St, Nashua. Contact Tom Doucette at 603.888.2141.

Greater Nashua Survivors of Suicide Support Group. Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Home and Health Hospice Care building at 7 Executive Drive, Merrimack. Contact Maureen Sloan at 603.578.5966 or Diane McEntee at 603.673.7422.

Legal Help (non-criminal)

Disability Rights Center ~ 1.800.562.3174 or 603.228.0432

NH Legal Aid ~ 1.800.562.3174 or 603.668.2900

NH Legal Assistance ~ Nashua office 1.800.517.0577 or 603.598.3800

Social Support

Connect Suicide Prevention Project ~ community-based suicide prevention and postvention training

GSIL (Granite State Independent Living) ~ 603.881.7144

Nashua Health & Community Services Division ~ 603.594.3357

ServiceLink ~ 1.866.634.9412 (toll free)

United Way Social Services ~ dial 2-1-1 OR 866.444.4211

Help is available if you're in trouble with the law.

Community Connections Mental Health Court Project

This collaborative project with the Nashua District Court, local police departments, corrections personnel, consumer advocates, prosecutors and public defenders offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offenders with mental illness. The project offers an alternative to incarceration by providing recovery-based treatment to enhance the quality of the individual’s life, reduce recidivism and improve community safety.

For more information, please contact Scott Brennan at 603.305.9977.

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