R Place Peer Center

R Place is where people with mental illness in Johnson County Iowa come for recreation, rest, recovery & relationships. A peer led meeting place.

R Place is a peer-led meeting place where peers support peers. A restorative environment of hope, support, and encouragement for recovery. A safe, nurturing, non-judgmental community for those affected by mental illness. What We Offer

-A place with activities, classes, groups, fun, games, arts and crafts, outings and holiday activities.
-A peer-led meeting place where peers support peers.
-A rest

Operating as usual

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"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversations about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well."
- Glenn Close

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Take off the "strong" armor, it's ok to be vulnerable and seek out support.
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Happy April Fool's Day! A reminder not to joke about: mental illness, pregnancy, coming out, death, cheating, sickness, or assault.

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Trans rights are human rights.

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest education, support, and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all those who's lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement community and policy makers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office.
The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.
NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability.

Register now! namiwalks.org/johnsoncountyia

NAMIWalks Your Way Johnson County
Saturday May 7, 2022
10:00am - 1:00pm CST
Terry Trueblood Recreation Center

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Before you scroll, take a moment for yourself and tag a friend who may need to do the same.
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An Evening with Judy Heumann:
Internationally Renowned Disability Rights Advocate with Special Guest Appearance by Senator Tom Harkin

March 30, 2022 | 7:30pm | Hancher Auditorium

FREE Tickets Available Online at hancher.uiowa.edu/2021-22/judy-heumann

For more information visit: lecture.uiowa.edu

Support provided by the following University of Iowa sponsors:
- Student Government
- Health and Human Physiology
- LiveWell
- Council on Disability Awareness
- Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Public Policy Center
- Donna Parsons Arts and Policy Lecture Series
- Center for Human Rights
- Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
- The City of Iowa City

Mental Health for All — and Always


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Project Recovery Iowa Presents:
Teens Training Teens
Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Learn skills for Psychological First Aid (PFA) a 3-hour online course designed to help high school students gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. This will help teens who want learn new skills for dealing with crisis and support others in the aftermath of a disaster or traumatic event.

PFA is offered by Iowa high school students across Iowa who will train others in becoming ready to deal with crisis and trauma response.

March 29th and 31st 6:00 to 7:30

Please send response to Karen Hyatt at [email protected] and training link will be sent.

Mental Health for All — and Always


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NAMI Johnson County will be offering NAMI Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Summer 2022.

Call or email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions.

NAMI Johnson County is once again glad to offer Peer-to-Peer classes. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their conditions and journey toward recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.
What You’ll Gain

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

- Set a vision and goals for the future
- Partner with health care providers
- Develop confidence for making decisions
- Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
- Share your story
- Strengthen relationships
- Enhance communication skills
- Learn about mental health treatment options

Mental Health for All — and Always


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FYI: You are not defined by the trauma you've experienced, it didn't happen to teach you a lesson, and you didn't deserve it.
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NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI affiliates across the country, are free, confidential, and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. NAMI Johnson County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI Family Support Program via Zoom. Join us Thursday Evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm!
How to Access: head over to www.zoom.us and enter the meeting ID: 896 1070 9952 OR dial in from your cellphone at +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago). Contact Mary by email to receive password for computer and/or phone Zoom meeting access.

It’s not too late to donate at namiwalks.org/johnsoncountyia!

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The ICCSD Mental Health, Special Education, & Disability Advocacy Group Invites you to learn about:
CommUnity’s Mobile Crisis Outreach ICCSD Parternship with Jacob Story (Mobile Crisis Manager) and Parth Patel (Youth Mobile Crisis Coordinator)
Restorative Justice @ ICCSD with Lore Baur (ICCSD Restorative Justice Ambassador)

Thursday, March 31
[Meeting will be virtual and link will be sent to you]

Email Dina to sign up: [email protected]

Mental Health for All — and Always


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“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must become anti-racist.” – Angela Davis

March 21, globally is marked as the International Day for the Elimination against Racism. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws; 69 people were killed, and 180 were injured. We remember victims of the Sharpeville, Massacre. We hear the voices of survivors - of the peaceful protests, who stood up against racism.

Mental Health for All — and Always


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