April 19, 2024

Please tune in on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 9pm Eastern when the FJMC Webinar & Affinity Group Committee will present its latest webinar, “NAMI: A Game Changer For Those Living With a Mental Health Condition” presented by Mary Madden, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Southeast Wisconsin, serving Jefferson, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. NAMI provides support, education and advocacy from a “live experience” perspective; they exist to ensure that no one is alone in his or her struggles with mental illness.

Mary Madden will focus on providing resource information and practical next steps for anyone who is impacted by their own mental illness or that of a loved one. Attendees will learn about support and education programs available for family members and other loved ones, as well as recovery support and education for those individuals living with a mental health condition, including how to find a local NAMI chapter in the United States.

“Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma busting and advocating for better health care.

Fast Facts:
– 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
– 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
– 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
– 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
– Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-14″

This Webinar is part of a growing list of FJMC Webinars and Affinity Groups, offered at no charge to all Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods across the United States and around the world. For more information about FJMC Webinars and Affinity Groups and their growing archive of webinars for use by your Men’s Club and Brotherhood, please visit https://fjmc.org/initiatives/affinity-groups-webinars/. For a list of previous programs visit FJMC’s YouTube page. If you have any questions or would like to discuss starting or maintaining a Mental Wellness program in your Men’s Club or Brotherhood, then please contact any of the FJMC Imagine Life committee members Gary S. Katz, Ph.D. at gary.katz@fjmc.org; Gary Smith, D.V.M. at gvet@me.com or Steven Mandel, M.D. at drmandel1979@aol.com.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. We are part of a confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mumbai, India and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-fjmc/.

The Florida Region of the FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. Get to know more about the Florida Region of FJMC and our growing network of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods on our website www.FloridaRegionFJMC.org and please visit and LIKE our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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