We have scheduled a one-day support group facilitation seminar for this area. The people with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illnesses--name changed last month) are in large part to thank for so much of the assistance with helping us to meet our goal. Our goal is to establish an ongoing support group for those with mental illnesses and brain disorders.
For some of my readers, you might be well-versed on my journey through
this process. This is the last of several seminars that we (a
core few of us) have been attending so that we are able to conduct the
support group. We already have arranged a meeting place, with a
local community-based service provider. It's FREE, and child-care
will be provided!!! And I have offered assistance with
transportation. So it sounds like most of our bases are covered.
So why am I so nervous?
Well, actually, it's not that unreasonable to be nervous.
Why? Well, because this is new. It's a huge amount of
responsibility. And there are other reasons as well.
But, I am already exhausted. This summer has been a very
labor-intensive effort for me. There was the Peer to Peer
education workshop in June. Then I attended the IN OUR OWN VOICE
training in July. And now this seminar in Aug.
And to think that the support group is set to meet on a weekly
basis!! We need it. I will not be alone in efforts to
administer to the needs of the startup and continuation.
I'm just so tired. Happy that it is coming together so well. But exhausted.