Thursdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 7: The NAMI Connections peer support group is held on Thursdays at the NAMI of Central Iowa Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames, from 2:00-3:30 pm. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness. Call 292-9400 for more information.


Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30: A 2nd weekly NAMI Connections peer support group will be held Wednesday evenings in August, 6:30-8:00pm. at the NAMI-CI Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness. Call 292-9400 for more information.


Tuesday, August 22: On Tuesday, August 22, Sam Irwin will show how 100 Days of Art can help people in recovery from mental illness. The art will be displayed at Cafe Diem in August. The public is invited to this presentation at the NAMI-CI Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames.


Thursday, August 24: NAMI of Central Iowa will hold its monthly support group for family members of individuals living with mental illness at 7:00 p.m. at the NAMI-CI Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Suite 205. No registration is required. For more information, call 292-9400.


We are also offering a free 12-week educational class for family members of persons with mental illness beginning Sept. 11, with the registration deadline of Sept. 1. We will be running a paid ad for this in your paper on Aug. 23. If you could include this info in your calendar on the 3oth as a reminder, that would be great.


Free educational classes for family members of persons living with mental illness this fall- call NAMI Central Iowa, 292-9400.