Families of Addiction: Critical Education and Support (F.A.C.E.S): Addiction is an illness that affects entire families. With this in mind, A Renewed Mind is offering FACES (Families of Addiction: Critical Education and Support.) The group meets Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1505 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green. During weekly sessions participation will receive information aboutaddiction and recovery. They will also learn about enabling behavioral and setting boundaries, and explore support resources and self-care.
Instruction on the use of emergency medications (Narcan/Naloxone) is also included. The Addiction Response collaborative is co-sponsoring this course with support from the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, and CARF International. For more information, call A Renewed Mind at 419-873-8280.
NAMI Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: The eight-hundred-year-old Chinese moving meditation, Tai Chi, has health benefits for people of all ages. NAMI Wood County’s Rich Messer continues to teach Tai Chi at Carter Historical Farm (18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green) this year. His class meets every Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, and new students are welcome. He is also bringing Tai Chi to Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Village beginning January 25. Because they can improve balance, cognition, circulation, and muscle tone, the gentle stretching movements of Tai Chi are ideal for senior citizens, Messer notes. Adherents of the ancient art also believe it can lower blood pressure and help regulate blood sugar. The public as well as Otterbein residents are invited to meet the fourth Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing. For more information, call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group: If you have lost a loved one to suicide, it can be a relief and a healing experience to talk openly with fellow suicide loss survivors about what you’ve lived through. NAMI Wood County is working in collaboration with the Wood County SuicidePrevention Coalition to provide a Suicide Survivors Support Group for family and friends of those whom have completed suicide. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm at NAMI Wood County, 541 West Wooster Street (meeting room in basement), Bowling Green, Ohio. For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Monika Lewis at 419-350-3208. To learn more about the Wood County Prevention Coalition go online at-www.woodcountysuicidepreventio...
Current and Upcoming Classes and Events:
SHARE AND BE AWARE!
For information about available mental health and substance abuse services and referral for appointment, please call:
Recovery Helpline (Dial 211)
If in crisis call:
The Link Crisis Hotline 1-800-472-9411
For Children and Youth:
Children’s Resource Center 1-888-466-5437
TREATMENT WORKS...PEOPLE RECOVER.
This month we recognize:
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month
This week we recognize:
May 13th-19th: National Prevention Week and National Women’s Health Week
This day we recognize:
May 10th: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
To advertise for an upcoming event, class, or training please
e-mail Rachael Habowski at RachaelH@namiwoodcounty.org
For mental health services, crisis services, substance abuse
services, general resources, resources for family and supports,
substance abuse supports and other needs, please see the attached “Resources” PDF.
To learn more about the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board and its levy-supported
agencies, please visit: www.wcadamh.org