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          Nov 05

          NAMI Family Support Group (In-person & Online)

          November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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          NAMI Family Support Group (In-person & Online, 3rd Thu)

          November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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          Mon 26

          NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (online)

          October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
          Thu 29

          NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (In-person)

          October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Your Journey

The families and members of NAMI Central Iowa are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.

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Individuals with Mental Illness

If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression.

Family Members and Caregivers

When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it's important to know that you're not alone. Family members and caregivers often play a large role in helping and supporting the millions of people in the U.S. who experience mental health conditions each year.

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Identity and Cultural Dimensions

A person’s beliefs, norms, values and language affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. Cultural differences can influence whether or not we seek help, what type of help we seek, what coping styles and supports we have and what treatments might work for us.

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Teens and Young Adults

Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults.
50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age 24. Experiencing mental health symptoms can be scary and confusing. That’s why speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength.

Veterans & Active Duty

Nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition, according to a 2014 study in JAMA Psychiatry. Military personnel have always taken care of their physical health, but in today’s armed forces, mental health is equally essential to mission success. 

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Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

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The families and members of NAMI Your Affiliate are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.