Guests: Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC,
Location: Evergreen Health Medical Center, Suite Tan 100,
Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke has been with HERO House for two years and recently became the
Employment Coordinator. She will be accompanied by two other members of HERO House
who will explain the programs and results of their participation.
Lack of self-esteem and isolation are two of the main issues faced by individuals with mental illness. Membership in HERO House can help with these and other roadblocks to recovery.
HERO House is often overlooked as a resource for adults with serious mental illness. A free
clubhouse, members are provided with educational, vocational, and social opportunities. Its mission
is to facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of adults with mental illness in East King County. Their goal is to help members achieve and sustain satisfying, meaningful roles and lives in the
community. Join us as we learn how HERO House can help individuals with mental illness.
Please join us at this FREE educational event. Open to the Public.
AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON HERO HOUSE: AN OVERLOOKED RESOURCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS Guests: Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC, Stan Donogh and Silvia Steed Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7 PM - 9 PM Location Evergreen Health Medical Center, Suite Tan 100, 12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, WA 98034 Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke has been with HERO House for two years and recently became the Employment Coordinator. She will be accompanied by two other members of HERO House who will explain the programs and results of their participation. Lack of self-esteem and isolation are two of the main issues faced by individuals with mental illness. Membership in HERO House can help with these and other roadblocks to recovery. HERO House is often overlooked as a resource for adults with serious mental illness. A free clubhouse, members are provided with educational, vocational, and social opportunities. Its mission is to facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of adults with mental illness in East King County. Their goal is to help members achieve and sustain satisfying, meaningful roles and lives in the community. Join us as we learn how HERO House can help individuals with mental illness. Please join us at this FREE educational event. Open to the Public.
Brightwater Center Meeting Room
22505 State Route 9 SE,
Woodinville, WA 98072
Thursday, September 25, 7 –8:30PM
All candidates for the state legislature from districts 41, 45 and 48 have been invited to participate.
Public participation is strongly encouraged.
Topics for Discussion at the Forum:
1. The costs of NOT providing care.
2. Changing language in the Involuntary Treatment Act.
3. Funding for housing for homeless/mentally ill.
4. Funding for more psychiatric beds/psychiatric units.
5. Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs and facilities.
6. Alternatives to incarceration for people living with a mental illness and have broken the law.
7. Others - - - - -
For more information:
Email email@example.com or call (612) 281-6701
“Alice” was very concerned about her husband’s severe depression. He lost his job of 20 years, had no interest in things that used to be important to him, and wouldn’t eat; he slept most of the day and when he was awake he sat on the couch in the living room looking out the window. When “Alice” came into our Family-to-Family class she told her classmates how absolutely overwhelmed she felt. Everyone in the class had experienced similar situations with their own loved ones; Alice realized that other people really did understand what she was going through.
Using communication tools she learned in the class, Alice began speaking with her husband. At first he didn’t want to listen but one day he came into the NAMI Eastside office asking for help. The staff member that greeted him recognized his need to talk and she listened. She connected him with the facilitator of a support group for individuals with a mental illness who was able to assure him of ongoing understanding and support.
NAMI Eastside’s mission is to provide support, education and advocacy to people impacted by mental illness; one in four adults over the age of 18 experiences a mental illness in their lifetime. Serious mental illness costs the US $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year, a huge burden for businesses of all sizes. Our support groups, classes, children’s conference, educational forums and outreach let those affected know that they are not alone. People learn about the illnesses, symptoms, medication and side effects, ways to cope, communication skills, and about local community services.
We also advocate for changes in legislation that will improve access to services. Mental illness is the number one topic in the media these days; people are finally paying attention and recognizing the need to provide services to those in need. We want to continue to be part of the solution.
NAMI Eastside is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. All of our programs are FREE and open to all. NAMI Eastside provided services more than 4000 times in 2013.
We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor or table captain at our NAMI Eastside first annual fundraising breakfast. Our theme is Restoring Lives and our keynote speaker is Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecutor. The breakfast will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 NE 8th Street, in Bellevue on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:30am – 9:00am. Our message is an important one; we need your help to get it out.
Please contact me at (425) 885-6264 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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An interview with Lora Inman, one of our forum speakers, on News4Jax
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ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
There was a time in her darkest days of depression that doing something as simple as the dishes was an impossible feat.
But Lora Inman is a survivor.
She's battled depression, bipolar disorder and suicide attempts.
She heard the news Monday about country music star Mindy McCready and was overwhelmed with compassion and empathy.
"I lived with it most of my life, and there were many, many, many times that I thought, 'I can't do this, I can't take this kind of emotional pain anymore,'" Inman said.
The big concern for the mental health community is that McCready's highly publicized suicide will send an unwanted message.
Psychologist Terri Wall says high-profile suicides can be damaging to others who are struggling.
"They look at somebody who seems to have everything who killed themselves, and they think, 'Oh, well, if she couldn't be happy,'" said Wall, of St. Vincent's HealthCare. "But that's not necessarily true. Often the happiest people in the world are the ones who have the least. So I really encourage people to talk to somebody."
That's what worked for Inman. Each time before she followed through with a suicide attempt, she reached out.
Thanks to the right combination of treatment and drug and talk therapy, Inman's been healthy for eight years now and has even written a book about her experiences.
She's made it her life's work to counsel peers about living with mental illness and the suicidal thoughts that can come with it. She hopes people enduring a dark time in their own lives choose not to focus on McCready's path, but instead on the people who made the decision not to commit suicide.
"I'm so glad I didn't, because life is good now," Inman said.
There are numerous resources available, but if you need help you can start with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433).
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NAMI EASTSIDE: Our mission is to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness through advocacy, education and support.
We are very excited to tell you that NAMI Eastside participates into the
2014 King County Employee Giving Program Annual Giving Drive!
We just want to put a little bug in your ear to considering taking a Family to Family Facilitator Training that will be coming up this fall. It would be a full three days (Friday through a better part of Sunday). We are not sure of the location but be assured logging and meals will be covered along with mileage reimbursement.
Family to Family is the class we have the longest wait list. We hope to provide classes throughout the year. As many of you know it is a big commitment from both our volunteers and those who attend. It is also the most well received of all of our programs. Many of you know what that is like given the journey we live with our seriously mentally ill loved one.
Please consider this opportunity and call our NAMI-Eastside (NES) office at (425) 885-6264.