Taking Care of Each Other!
As your child/teen grows from an elementary school student to a middle school student to a high school student, emotions change and as parents it is helpful when we are better prepared and can grow with our kids.
IDENTIFY. UNDERSTAND. RESPOND.
Having a child that is facing mental health symptoms can be incredibly difficult. To make things easier, explore our information, tips and resources for getting your child the treatment, support and accommodations they need.
NAMI’s Sherman Gillums joins Ananya Venkatachalam (student), Shobhana Radhakrishnan (mom), and Jamie Meisinger (teacher) to discuss heading back to school after a year of at-home learning. This conversation opens the dialogue to realize the mental health challenges and opportunities for students, teachers and parents.
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. The groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-week course for family and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents. The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you're going through because they've been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.
Ending the Silence for Parents is a free mental health, suicide prevention and anti-stigma program tailored to parents and caregivers, focused on how to talk with youth about mental health issues and how to work with school staff.
Kids feel lots of pressure. Students tell us what they wish their parents knew about them.
Sponsored byJFCS of the Suncoast, parents who want to know more about mental health have the opportunity to engage in Youth Mental Health First Aid training and know the different difference between a crisis and a non-crisis situation. It gives tips on listening nonjudgmentally, being intentional, and understanding how to be more responsi
Sponsored byJFCS of the Suncoast, parents who want to know more about mental health have the opportunity to engage in Youth Mental Health First Aid training and know the different difference between a crisis and a non-crisis situation. It gives tips on listening nonjudgmentally, being intentional, and understanding how to be more responsive than reactive.
Contact JFCS at (941) 366-2224 and ask for Stacy Lang.
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