Archive for May 2017

JUNE: Upcoming Events

“Calendar*” (CC BY 2.0) by DafneCholet NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group June 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This monthly support group is for people with Mental Illness and meets the first Monday of each month in the Hospital Board Room, Brookings Hospital, 300 22nd Ave., Brookings SD. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Caregiver Support Group June 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Faith Reformed Church, 1330 Main Ave. S., Brookings…

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Housing for the Mentally Ill

“house” (CC BY 2.0) by yukari H   Housing for the Mentally Ill was the driving issue for the formation of the Brookings Empowerment Project back in 2007. In our community, caregivers for mentally ill family members were coming to Brookings NAMI, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, asking what was going to happen to the…

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Our Story: Craig and Colleen Pahl

Our Story I am Craig Pahl, President of Brookings Empowerment Project. My wife, Colleen, and I have a daughter that has been dealing with tragic abusive events which occurred  very early in her life.  In addition, she was introduced to drugs and alcohol at an early age. This combination and the resulting low esteem contributed…

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