From all of us at NAMI Long Beach!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Discover NAMI Long Beach Programs: NAMI Long Beach offers several free programs on education, skills training and support for people affected by Mental Health conditions and their loved ones. Registration is open for our popular programs like NAMI Family to Family & NAMI Basics

 

For Support Groups and Upcoming Classes Click Here

 

To register for NAMI Basics Click Here


Save the Date!
December 6th 2017
From our Nami Family to yours. Join us as we continue to celebrate this Season of Gratitude and Loving Support with all our Friends and Families, Remember "You are not alone!"
College Medical Center, 2776 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
 7:00PM - 8:30PM 
All are Welcome! 
Everyone is welcome to our NAMI Long Beach General Meetings, whether you are a member or not. Our monthly General Meetings are a great way to connect with others struggling with mental health issues, learn about mental illness, how to assist loved ones, and find resources in the Long Beach /Los Angeles area.

NAMI Long Beach  extends its support to all our Family Members and Caregivers. 

Family caregivers are often unsung heroes, not always recognizing that they are a caregiver, rather they are just ‘doing their job’. This year, the theme for National Family Caregivers Month is “Take Care to Give Care”.

Caregiving can be anything from mowing the lawn, to carrying out chores, taking your family member back and forth to hospital appointments, cooking meals, bathing and dressing your loved one. Often, family caregivers are managing extra responsibilities alongside running their own household and managing a career, or are in fact elderly themselves.

Being a family caregiver is emotionally challenging. Many caregivers experience a range of emotions including guilt, anger, despair, sadness, and fear. Obligation can way heavy, especially if your family member requires a considerable amount of care.

Therefore, it is important to take care of yourself, so in return you can give the best care possible to your loved one. We recommend creating a self-care plan so that you build in time for you. If not you may burnout, or become sick and no longer able to help your loved one.

For your self-care plan, think about the items that relax you, or hobbies and interests you enjoy. Brainstorm ideas and then work out how to fit a few of them in. Ideas include:

  • Going for twenty minute walk each day
  • Baking
  • Mindfulness coloring
  • Exercising
  • Spending time with a friend
  • Reading a book
  • Meditating

Making time for you will stop you from burning out and being resentful of all the people wanting a piece of your time. Getting enough sleep is essential, nap if necessary. Remember to stay hydrated and eat well.

Take help from other family members, friends or neighbors when offered. We find that many of our elderly clients initially try to care for their spouse by themselves, not wanting to ask for help from others. Do not feel that you must shoulder everything alone. Take people up on their offers of yard work, grocery shopping or pet walking.

There is also no harm in working with a caregiving agency.. They can help share the workload, even if it’s just for a few hours so that you can go off and run your own home, take time out from your spouse, or go to see a friend without worrying about leaving your loved one.

Take care to give care.

https://www.americareinfo.com. For Care giving Around the Clock Click Here


A HUGE thank you to all of you that contributed so much time and effort to make Walk day a success

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