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In the News: NAMI Duluth

November 8, 2019

• We know that parenting can often feel like juggling 10 balls at once. That’s why we are now offering NAMI Basics, our education program for parents and caregivers of youth experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, online for FREE! Sign up at

• NAMI Basics is a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. • Since 2009, NAMI Basics has Read More

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    Duluth Central Hillside Community Center                    12 E 4 th St.

    For more info contact Rochelle at 218-349-0358 or

    Description: NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Open Door Support Groups are peer-to-peer groups facilitated by trained volunteers who have a personal experience with an anxiety or panic disorder. Confidential meetings teach anxiety management strategies Read More

    NAMI Duluth offers family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness an opportunity to meet with others who share their concerns, to compare experiences and to learn from each other.

    Last Tuesday of the month 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Duluth Miller Dwan Auditorium Conference Meeting Room 3 502 East 2nd St. For questions contact or call 218-409-6566 Read More

    Hope for Recovery is a six hour class that is usually taught on Saturdays.  It covers a basic knowledge of mental illness as well as communication skills for family members.

    We are looking for a few more Hope for Recovery Teachers.  In the Duluth area, we currently have one trained teacher.

    It is easy to teach, especially if you have experience presenting classes. The training takes place in St. Paul.  It  is a one day training.   We have a grant to offer a Read More


    Our next Family to Family Class will start in September of 2020.  If you would like to be on the list for September 2020 class, please send an email to:

    Family members and caregivers usually play the biggest role in caring for persons living with a mental illness.  Millions of people have experienced the questions and thoughts you may be having right now.  Family to Family is a program designed for you.                Read More

    August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell

    My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely.

    “How are you?” is such a knee-jerk opening line to a conversation; most of us don’t even realize we’re saying it, or pay much attention to the typical response Read More

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