2012 NAMIWalk Valley Walk on Oct 20, 2012

NAMI Southeast Valley is walking with 2012 NAMIWalk Valley Walk on Oct 20, 2012 10:00 AM.

Come join in the fun by clicking on the link below:


From our Team Page, click on the ‘Join My Team’ button to register and help
us fund-raise. If you can’t join us, you can also support our team by making
a donation online.

This is a huge yearly event to promote awareness and raise money each year and every one of us is invited and encouraged to join! We have been invited to
join up for the pre-walk event, the food, fun, support and camaraderie at
the event, and the food, etc. at the post-walk event.

Free Food, Drinks, and Fun! All to help support a great cause and our sponsors at NAMI Southeast Valley


Monthly NAMI South East Valley Board Meeting

I’ve been invited to introduce our club during this months Monthly South East Valley NAMI Board Meeting. I’ll be telling them about our club and our goals, and we will be discussing ways in which they can help us and offer their services to us to forward our mission. If there’s anything you think you’d like to see us offer, or discuss, or speakers on particular topics you would like to hear, please let me know. The meeting is tonight at 6:30pm

I’ll post here later with updates!

Arizona’s First Annual Statewide Peer and Family Driven Conference.

Our theme this Year is Respect is Free.

The conference hopes to attract individuals who tend to be under-represented in our community including LGBTQ, African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, Youth and their parents, Non-19 SMIs, GMHSA population. The conference will have sessions for persons who receive services as well as for peers and family members who serve this
population. We hope to offer sessions that will advance the voice of Peers and Family members to improve services for them and in the system more broadly.

There are many exciting changes coming in behavioral health in the near future. We hope that this conference will give participants a glimpse of things to come and how they can participate in these changes.

Arizona Peer and Family Driven Conference Flyer

Educational DVD

Today we received a DVD in the mail courtesy of Dr. Viera and the World Emotional Literacy League entitled:

Emotional Intelligence: Taking Control of Your Life

From the literature it looks like it’s 3 parts, one aimed towards Junior High, one to High School and one for all student ages. Here’s what it says it’s about, “This text introduces emotional intelligence training in the educational process so that everyone can learn the necessary skills to optimize their life experience on the emotional level.”

I have no idea what that means…

I have yet to watch it, but if that sounds interesting to anyone, hit me up.

The NAMI HelpLine

The NAMI Information HelpLine is one of the best support services that NAMI provides. In March, the HelpLine responded to over 10,000 inquiries!

The HelpLine answered over 2,000 phone calls and over 1,800 voicemails requesting
information, support or referrals.

More than 5,500 emails were received by the HelpLine.

Over 200 information packets were mailed to individuals and families on mental illness, NAMI programs and NAMI information.

The HelpLine (800) 950-NAMI or (800) 950-6264 is available from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday.

Celebrities/Heroes Step, Against Teen Dating Violence III

Kaity’s Way is excited to once again host “Celebrities/Heroes Step, Against Teen Dating Violence III” at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This signature event for Kaity’s Way is scheduled for July 28, 2012.

Similar to ABC Television’s hit show DANCING WITH THE STARS, local celebrities will be paired up and compete for Best Celebrity Dancer. Our Mistress of Ceremonies this year is none other Fox 10 News Anchor, Kristin Anderson!

Our confirmed Celebrities/Heroes this year are:

Leeann Dearing, Go Daddy Girl
Carino Maldonado, Lead Vocals New Frequency Band
Coach Bob Rodriguez, Arizona Scorpions
Coach Derek Olich, Arizona Scorpions
Officer Justin Koerner, Peoria Police Department
SSGT Reinaldo F V Sudberry, USAF & Kaity’s Brother
Officer Amy McGhee, Avondale Police Department
Lauren Hall, Buckeye Valley Fire Fighter
Javier Soto, Channel 3 News Reporter/Anchor

Additional entertainment provided by Phoenix USA Dance and many others. More to come…

Come out Mix & Mingle with local Celebrities/Heroes, have Dinner, watch a fabulous Show & Dance the night away after the show.

Tickets On Sale now!


All proceeds benefit Kaity’s Way, a non-profit Teen Dating Violence prevention organization, established in honor of Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry.



To all our new friends! NAMI @ PC is officially adjourned until Fall 2012 semester, our next meeting will be on August 30th @ 2:30pm in the Dalby Building, Room 328. I’ll remind everyone closer to the date, but just wanted to put it up here now.

We’ll hang out on here, pass ideas back and forth, maybe get together for coffee and chat over the summer but there are no official meetings.