NAMI St. Louis Wellness Series


The NAMI St. Louis 2020 Wellness Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Location: Maryland Heights Community Center
2300 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

The Community Center is located at Dorsett Road and McKelvey Hill Drive.
From Hwy. 270 take Exit 17 to Dorsett Road, go west and take a right on McKelvey Hill Road.

Bring your lunch and we will provide the drinks and cookies when you RSVP using the link below or by calling our HelpLine at 314-962-4670.

Are you interested in being a speaker or know someone interested in speaking at our 2nd Thursday Seminar??
Please contact Angela Berra at

Upcoming Topics:

February 13, 2020

Topic: Caregiver Burnout

Speaker: Joanna Dalakos, LCSW

Description of Presentation: Burnout is a serious threat to the caregivers of those with mental health diagnoses. This introduction to the concept of burnout or sometimes referred to as compassion or caregiver fatigue will be introduced. Participants will take part in doing cursory self evaluation of their level of burnout, discussing with other group members. Following this participants will learn about the symptoms of burnout, treatment and preventative measures. Burnout and its relationship to depression and anxiety, PTSD will also be discussed.

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March 12, 2020

Topic: Emotion Regulation in Children

Speaker: Nikki Hurless, MS, PLPC, EMDR trained therapist

Description of Presentation: Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, educator, or helping professional, working with children and their emotions can be challenging. Join us for this presentation on how to effectively manage emotional dysregulation to better reach a child who is overwhelmed. Participants will learn about how emotions affect the brain, how to recognize emotional arousal, and strategies to regulate, relate, and reason with children in a hyperaroused state.

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April 9, 2020

Topic: Trauma 101

Speaker: Nicki Schoonover, LCSW

Description of Presentation: Applicable to anyone who would like to learn more about trauma and how it affects the brain. This introductory presentation will discuss what is trauma, how it effects our brain and our body, recognizing symptoms of trauma, and how to interact with others through a trauma informed perspective. This presentation is interactive, engaging participants through video and an activities in addition to simply providing information.

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