2nd Thursday Seminars

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The NAMI St. Louis Brown Bag Lecture Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Location: The Heights – Richmond Heights Community Center
8001 Dale Ave
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Time: Noon – 1:00 PM

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

Upcoming Topics:


October 12, 2017

Topic: NOT what you THINK – an introduction to the healing power of hypnosis and meditation

Speaker:  Kevin Herbert, LPC, CH

Like prayer, hypnosis and meditation are controversial topics for the general public. However, research in medicine, neuroscience and psychology have demonstrated the unique effects of these activities upon the brain and behavior. Understanding how the body and brain process information is key to understanding the power of these ancient approaches to treatment.

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November 9, 2017

Topic: Addressing Hoarding Issues in Housing

Speaker: Debbie Kricensky, Resource Coordinator for St. Louis County, Problem Properties Unit

Debbie will explain hoarding, how to speak to someone who hoards, examples of violations and how to assist the individual.

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December 14. 2017

Topic: Your Dependent with Special Needs: Building a Letter of Intent Workshop

Speaker: Michael Chiodini, Investment Advisor Representative of SII, Chiodini Finacial Group, LLC

No one else knows your child as well as you do, and no one ever could. You are an expert on your child’s medical history and habits, you are an advocate for their experiences and their wishes, and you share their hopes and aspirations.

What would happen if you suddenly became unable to provide your child with the necessary supports he/she needs? Without you, our child would become dependent on others. The Building a Letter of Intent Workshop will walk you through the steps necessary to plan for disruptions that will occur when you become unable to care for your child during your lifetime.

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January 11, 2018

Topic: Journey To Recovery Through Al-Anon and the Twelve Steps

Speaker: Diane R., 2-year Member of Al-Anon, Al-Anon Public Outreach C0-Chairperson

Al-Anon is a free Twelve Step Recovery Program for families and friends of alcoholics. Diane will share how she benefited  from the program in her own recovery from the effects of growing up in a family with mental illness.

Points addressed: Life Then and Now, Use of Twelve Steps and other “tools” of this Twelve Step Program

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