CLM Events and Training
NAMI NH Family-to-Family Program to be held in Derry
Family-to-Family is an education program that is FREE for family members, partners and friends of individulas over the age of 17, who have a mental illness such as: Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Family-to-Family is a 12-week course taught by local, trained volunteers who have family members with a mental illness. In this course you will learn about these illnesses and their treatments; how to improve communication with your loved one; solve problems; find the help you need; and take care of yourself.
Classes start: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Location: Derry, NH Click here for Flyer
Registration is required. Click here to register online
State of Recovery: Community called upon to be part of the solution to addiction
While the opioid crisis has been making national headlines in recent months, addiction is sadly nothing new in New Hampshire. Individuals and families continue to struggle with mental health and addiction and the effects are far reaching, too often impacting entire communities. Community members have the ability to make a difference, to become empowered, and to help turn the tide of addiction. That’s the focus of the upcoming EmpowerYOU Community Learning Series organized by Makin’ It Happen. Once a month from 6-8pm at Jupiter Hall (89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH), community members are invited to participate in this series to help make a difference in the health of their neighborhoods. No registration is required.
The series topics includes: November 13th, “Understanding Addiction” presented by Serenity Place; December 19th, "Youth Prevention and Communication" presented by Makin' It Happen; January 23, "Say This: Language & Stigma" presented by Partnership for a Drug-Free NH; February 20th, "Building Community Resilience" presented by Manchester Health Department; March 20, "Overdose Prevention & Response" presented by NH Harm Reduction Coalition; April 17, "Treatment, Peer Supports & Beyond" presented by Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center; May 15, "Advocacy" presented by New Futures; June 19, "Addiction & Suicide Prevention" presented by NAMI NH; July 17, "Over the Counter, Under the Radar" presented by NNE Poison Center. Click here for the EmpowerU series flier.
This series is a collaborative effort, which currently includes the following partners: Manchester Health Department, Network4Health (CLM is a Network4Health Partner), Southern NH Planning Commission, Families in Transition, New Futures, NNE Poison Control, Serenity Place, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, National Alliance for Mental Illness NH, Teen Institute, Hope for NH Recovery, NH Harm Reduction Coalition and Partnership for a Drug-Free NH.
Mental Health First Aid Training
If you encountered someone in emotional crisis—a co-worker, family member, neighbor or someone in the community— would you know what to do to help? CLM in Derry is offering a Mental Health First Aid training to help improve mental health literacy and help participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course— human resource professionals, business owners, first responders, teachers, students, leaders in faith communities and any caring citizen.
The course will be co-facilitated by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM Director of Adult Services and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director of Emergency Services, both certified Mental Health First Aid trainers. According to Felsenberg, "We are more likely to find someone in emotional distress rather than someone experiencing a heart attack, yet most people are not prepared to respond. Public health efforts have aimed to teach people CPR, the Heimlich or the use of 911 in emergencies, and now we have the Mental Health First Aid program for helping people recognize when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and how best to respond. Anyone of us could face this scenario with a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or just someone you encounter in the community."
In its pilot year, the Mental Health First Aid program was introduced in nearly 20 states and more than 40 communities nationwide. In July of 2014, several staff from Center for Life Management participated in NH's statewide "Train the Trainer" Mental Health First Aid Program, coordinated by the NH Behavioral Health Association in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health, where trainers earned certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Click here for Mental Health First Aid registration flier.