Psychological well being of caregivers, supporters

Maryland Peace of Mind: Mental Health From Carers, Supporters

Updated: 1:54 p.m. EST Dec 12, 2021

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JENNIFER: THIS MORNING, WREE ‘TALK ABOUT SUPPORT GROUPS FOR ANYONE WITH A MENLTA HEALTH OR THEIR CAREGIVERS AND SUPPORTERS. TO US, MELSAIS TAYLOR JACKSON, DIRECTOR FOR NAMI, HERE IN BALTIMORE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >> Good morning. THANKS FOR THE INVITATION. >> CAN YOU TELL US WHAT NAMI DOES? >> NAMI IS AN ORGANIZATION FULL OF VOLUNTEERS. WE ARE VOLUNTEERS AT ALL. AND WE OFFER FREE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE, FREE MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS HAVING LATERAL HEALTH AFFECTED. JENNIFER: DO YOU OFFER DIFFERENT DIFFERENT SUPPORT GROUPS? >> WE DO. THEREFORE WE OFFER SUPPORT GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE WITH LATERAL HEALTH. AND WE OFFER SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPORTING OR CARING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH LATERAL HEALTH. >> CAN IT BE INTERRUPTED BY CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO BE VERY SPECIAL TO THIS PERSON’S NEEDS? >> AT NAMI WE DO NOT DIVIDE THE CONDITIONS OF ROPE HEALTH BY STATE. HERE THE LIVED EXPERIENCE IS IN FOCUS. SO WE REALLY ONLY HAVE TWO GROUPS. IT IS THE FAMILYUP SPORT GROUP FOR THE CUSTOMERS AND THE PEER OR CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH A HEALTHY HEALTH. JENNIFER: ARE THESE IN PERNSO OR VIRTUAL? >> THEY ARE BOTH ACTUALLY OR F BALTIMORE. DIFFERENT AFFILIATES OFFER DIFFERENT CLASSES AND VERSIONS OF THE PROGRAM. OUR ARE BOTH PERSONAL AND VIRTUAL. >> WHO DOES THE PROGRAMS? >> IT’S A BIG, BIG QUESTION. ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE PEER-BASED. WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH PEER-BASED IS PEER-PROGRAMMING PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH HEALTHY HEALTH. AND PEOPLE WHO ARE CAREGIVERS OR SUPPORTERS OF LINGVI WITH A ROPE OF HEALTH RUN OUR FAMILY PROGRAM. >> THE WHOLE IDEA THAT THEY LEARN FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCE AND TRIED TO SUPPORT TGE, MAYBE NEW WAYS TO APPLY A SITUATION OR COVER NEW WAYS, DAY AFTER DAY. >> ABSOLUT.LY OUR PROGRAMS ARE NOT THE END FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH HEALTHY HEALTH, BUT IT IS PART OF A WELLNESS PLAN. AND THIS APPLIES TO NURSES, SOME DON’T BELIEVE – Sorry, MY HEADPHONES. SOME OF THOSE DO NOT RECOGNIZE THEY NEED ASSISTANCE TOO. THEREFORE, JUS LTESIK PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH HEALTHY HEALTH NEED A SUPPORT TEAM AND OUR GROUPS. THEY NEED EXACTLY THE SUPPORT THAT OUR FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS OFFER. >> WHAT IF PEOPLE LOOK FOR ANONYMYITE IN THIS. CAN YOU JOIN A NAMI SUPPORT GROUP IN ANOTHER STATE OR CHURCH SO YOU MAY HAVE TO BE EITHER YOURSELF OR A FAMILY MEMBER? >> THE NICE ABOUT NAMI PROGRAMS IS THAT THEY ARE RIGHT FROM ONE COUNTY TO THE NEXT, FROM ONE AFFILIATE TO THE NEXT, FROM ONE STATE TO THE NEXT. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE NEEDS EITHER CARE ASSISTANCE OR PEER ASSISTANCE, SHE CAN GO TO A NAMI ASSISTANCE GROUP AND RECEIVE THE SAME FOLLOW-UP ABOVE. ALL OF OUR SUPPORT GROUPS, ACTUALLY ALL OF OUR PGROAMS ARE 100% CONFIDENTIAL. WHAT YOU SHARE IN THIS GROUP, IN THIS CLASS, REMAINS. >> AND IT’S FREE; IS THAT CORRECT? >> IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE. THIS IS PART OF OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE HUMANS EASIER ACCESS TO CARE AND NOT TO DISCONNECT THE STIGMA OF SEEKING SUPPORT FOR Mental Illnesses. JENNIFER: IF SOMEONE IS INTERESTED IN OUR SURROUNDINGS, HOW SHOULD IT REACH? >> FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS, THE ONLY WAY IS TO CALL OUR FIOFCE MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 410-435-2600, OR YOU CAN JUST GO TO OUR WEBSIT NAMIBALTIMORE.ORG. JENNIFER: THANK YOU. REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION TODAY TOMORROW. ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING US A MEMBER. >> THANK YOU. JENNIFER: YOU ARE WELCOME. AS SHE MENTIONED, FIND MORE INFORMATION ON NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS AT NAMIBALTIMORE.ORG. WE HAVE ADDITIONAL MENTA HLEA

Maryland Peace of Mind: Mental Health From Carers, Supporters

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Updated: 1:54 p.m. EST Dec 12, 2021

We’re talking about support groups for anyone with a mental illness or for those who are caregivers or supporters. Clarissa Taylor-Jackson, director of programs and outreach for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Baltimore, explains.

We’re talking about support groups for anyone with a mental illness or for those who are caregivers or supporters. Clarissa Taylor-Jackson, director of programs and outreach for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Baltimore, explains.

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