Community Engagement

Daily Online Community Chats

During this unprecedented time we want to make sure that while we are practicing social distancing we are also able to connect and check in with each other. Our Community Chats are set up at different times of the day to meet different needs. Once you register for a date you will receive instructions on how to access the chat.

Monday 07/06/2020

11:30am-12:00pm

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3612331837

Meeting ID: 361 233 1837

 NAMI St. Louis Movie Club

During this unprecedented time, we want to make sure that while we are able to engage and connect with the community we serve. Our Movie Club is designed to raise awareness and discuss mental health in pop culture. Below are the dates and movies listed that you can register to watch with us. Once you register for a date, you will receive instructions on how to access the Zoom meeting.

Moonlight

In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up poor, black and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood tries to find his place in the world. Winner of three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monáe, Shariff Earp, Jharrel Jerome

Director: Barry Jenkins

MPAA: Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout

7/8/2020 6:30pm-7:30pm

Uncut Gems

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hopes of staying afloat and alive. In what critics call a “career high” performance, Adam Sandler stars for “Good Time” directors Benny and Josh Safdie.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel

Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

MPAA: Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use

7/15/2020 6:30pm-7:30pm

Silver Linings Playbook

After a stint in a mental hospital, Pat moves in with his parents and tries to win back his wife, until he meets a woman who’s as unstable as he is. This dramedy was nominated for eight Academy Awards, with a win for Best Actress going to Jennifer Lawrence.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker

Director: David O. Russell

MPAA: Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity

7/22/2020 6:30pm-7:30pm

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales gets a crash course in web-slinging from his alternate-dimension counterparts. With its ingenious visuals and inspiring story, “Spider-Verse” won Best Animated Feature at the Oscars and Golden Globes.

Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Chris Pine, Nicholas Cage, Mahershala Ali, John Mulaney, Lieve Schriber, Zoë Kravitz, Kathryn Hahn

Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. Story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

MPAA: Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

7/29/2020 6:30-7:30pm

 


Speakers Bureau

Some speakers are family members of individuals with mental illness.  Other speakers may be consumers (persons living with mental illness).  At times, the speakers may describe their personal or family experience as a means of engaging the interest of those with whom they are meeting. NAMI St Louis has a Speakers Bureau which provides speakers at special meetings and events in the St Louis metropolitan area. Most of the speakers are NAMI volunteers who are knowledgeable about mental illness and the organization’s programs and services.

Speakers Bureau volunteers are experienced in speaking in front of groups and in fielding questions.  At times Speaker Bureau volunteers are utilized in our 2nd Thursday Wellness Series. Often, they bring handouts about mental illness, community resources, and NAMI St Louis programs and services.


If you are interested in having a NAMI St Louis speaker at your place of work, community organization, church, or civic club, please contact Angela Berra at aberra@namistl.org or 314-962-4670.

We will be delighted to arrange a speaker and provide resource materials that will be most helpful to you and your group.