NAMI Minnesota offers free Zoom classes for the general public.
These two classes, as well as several others, and registration information are available here: https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/classes/https-namimn-org-education-and-public-awareness-classes-all-scheduled-classes/
Back to School Anxiety
Going back to school has always been tough. There is a new teacher, new classmates, new routine, and it can be hard to get back into the habit of school after three months of summer. Combine that with fears around a global pandemic and spending an even longer time away from school, and it is no wonder that anxiety behind going back to in-person learning is skyrocketing both for children and parents. Join NAMI Minnesota for our “Back to School Anxiety” presentation, where we will discuss ways to prepare your child for going back to in-person learning, as well as strategies for how to keep their anxiety at bay both during and after school.
Friday, January 22, 12:00-1:00 PM
Monday, January 25, 6:30-7:30 PM
Friday, January 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
Family-to-Family Eight-Week Course
Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Participants will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This workshop meets once a week for 8 weeks and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. This online class uses the Zoom format. You will need a computer or tablet with a camera and high speed internet to attend. Download Zoom to your device (free).
Tuesdays Jan 26 – March 16, from 6:30-9:00 PM
Thursdays Feb 4 – March 25, from 6:30-9:00 PM
United Way 211
Another great resource for families is https://www.211unitedway.org/. This is for free and confidential human services information in MN. It has links to healthcare, childcare, financial assistance, legal assistance, mental health, recreation, and utilities along with a few more.