2nd Thursday Seminars
The NAMI St. Louis Brown Bag Lecture Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.
**Please Note New Location**
Location: Maryland Heights Community Center
2300 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
The Community Center is located at Doresett 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 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.
August 9, 2018
Topic: Journey of a Lifetime
Speaker: Larry Opinsky, Disability Advocate
Larry was introduced to disability 16 years ago when his daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. His story of understanding this new world will touch on family, school, the medical system, advocacy, transitions and much more. With warmth, laughter, tears, and most of all love, Larry describes the Journey of a Lifetime that he never knew he was going to take.
September 13, 2018
Topic: Twist Your Body. Untwist Your Life
Speaker: Chien Y. Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT, Program Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Registered Yoga Teacher
A 15-minute (chair) yoga pose sequence will be taught in this 1-hour presentation. Participants will be lead through a gentle yoga sequence and breathing exercise in the training session, which is conducted with mindfulness and humor. The instructor will then explain how to adopt yoga as an approach to de-stress one’s life, especially in terms of a caregiver-receiver relationship.
After the class, the participants will likely (hopefully) feel relaxed, calm, content, joyful, internally spacious, as well as energized and ready to face the outside world.
October 11, 2018
Topic: How Family and Friends Can Assist CIT Officers When a Mental Health Crisis Occurs
Speaker: Kyle Dooley, Director of CIT Community Policing Programs, NAMI St. Louis
A mental health crisis is extremely stressful for all parties involved. Some preparation before the crisis and some common-sense actions when the CIT Officer responds to a crisis will help your friends or loved one get the care they need as soon as possible.