Certified Recovery Specialist Program
ASPIN, in partnership with NAMI, has developed a training and certification program for Certified Recovery Specialists. This program represents a partnership that includes several key stakeholders. NAMI and The SECT Center are partnering on curriculum development and training.
Eligibility for training as a Certified Recovery Specialist is available to individuals who self-identify as having a mental health diagnosis, who are over the age of 18, who have completed a minimum of a high school or a GED program, and who are a resident of Indiana.
To learn more, please go to the certification website.
Support / Education Groups
NAMI : Family-to-Family Education Program
A series of 12 weekly classes are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illnesses: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders with addictive disorders. The course is taught by trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. More than 300,000 people in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have completed this course. Participants will gain knowledge, hope and empowerment.
Classes are offered periodically at locations to be determined by those offering the classes. CMHC will make every attempt to post current information about Family-to-Family classes as these become available.
Next available classes begin Monday, August 31, at Dearborn Adult Center, 311 West Tate Street, Lawrenceburg. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration is required. Since class size is limited and fills up quickly, early registration is recommended.
To register, please phone Donna at 513-708-1191 or Kathy at 513-478-0457.
For more information: http://www.nami.org/familytofamily
The purpose of United Families is to empower families through education and support to best cope with life’s challenges. The program offers families gatherings for parents of children with emotional and behavioral needs to provide peer support.
Who can participate? Caregivers of a child or youth who have emotional wellness needs.
Who provides the service? Caregivers of children or youth who have emotional wellness needs.
Please phone 812-537-7381 for more information.
FIRE (Finding Improvement by Reaching Empowerment)
The purpose of FIRE is to empower youth through education and support to best cope with life’s challenges. The program offers offers peer support and community education related to mental illness to youth throughout the region.
Who can participate? Youth living in Southeastern Indiana.
Who provides the service? Youth who have struggled with emotional wellness.
Please contact a Youth Advocate at 812-537-7381 for further information.
Lost and Found
Peer support group for adults who have a mental illness.
Who can participate? Adults who have a mental illness.
Who provides the service? Adults who have a mental illness.
Please contact: Lawrenceburg Group - Kenny: 812-926-1133
Batesville Group - Sally: 765-647-0235
Survivors of Suicide
Survivors of Suicide are a support group for adults who have attempted suicide.
Who can participate? Adults who have attempted suicide.
Who provides the service? Adults who have attempted suicide.
For information, go to http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/
Peer support group for adults with a mental illness.
Who can participate? Adults with a mental illness.
Who provides the service? Adults with a mental illness.
For information, go to http://www.emotionsanonymous.org/