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In this seminar you can learn from people with lived experience how to best support loved ones who have a mental health condition. The seminar also offers an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What You'll Learn |
  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies

NAMI and community resources

Class Details

1 Session(s)

NICC Town Clock Business Center

NAMI Dubuque 



Please read:  For More Information on the National Alliance of Mental Illnesses, visit This training is offered at No Cost due to funding provided by the National Alliance of Mental Illnesses. Trainers | Barb Otting is the Director of the NAMI Dubuque Family Education and Support Group programs. She is a trained facilitator of the Dubuque NAMI Family to Family Education and NAMI Dubuque Family Support Group courses. A Registered Nurse with 47 years of experience for MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa, Barb has lived experience with loved ones in her life who have mental health/brain health conditions. She offers family members hope and support just as NAMI offered support to her when she needed it most. Rachel Callahan is a trained facilitator of the NAMI Dubuque Family Education and NAMI Support Group programs. She is also a trained facilitator of Ending the Silence and a partnered facilitator in NAMI Basics. She has served NAMI Dubuque for one year and continues to play a large role in helping families and their loved ones. Rachel has worked as a medical assistant, certified childcare provider and paraprofessional and has many years of lived experience with young children and adults in her life who have mental health/brain health issues. Rachel is passionate about her work with NAMI Dubuque and helping people know that they are not alone in their journey. A native of western Iowa, Rachel has lived in Cascade, Iowa, for the past 20 years. She has three fun and energetic boys and one truly supportive goldendoodle, Javy, a certified emotional support animal. Lunch will be provided.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/25/2024 Tue 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM Dubuque, NICC Town Clock Business Center  Map NAMI Dubuque