Nampa Public Library Offers FREE Virtual Behavioral Health Counseling Services
Nampa Public Library members can now a sign up for secure and FREE virtual counseling with
Natalie Millett, LPC, NCC, from Treasure Valley Compassionate Therapy, LLC. This is for ages 18 and older.
The Be Well Nampa project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) through
the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award.
In order to fulfill grant requirements, this opportunity is for residents of Nampa, Idaho only.
For more information and to make an appointment visit: http://nampalibrary.org/counseling/
You can also call 208-391-3141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment.
Mass for Parents Who Have Lost a Child
St. Paul's Catholic Church, 510 W. Roosevelt, Nampa, ID 83686
Are you or someone you know mourning the death of a child because of a miscarriage,
accident, terminal illness, or abortion?
Join St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nampa, Idaho on Tuesday, Sept 15, 2020—the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows--
for a special 6:30 p.m. Mass for parents who have lost a child.
St. Paul's Respect Life Ministry will hand out a flower to grieving parents after the Mass.
For more information visit: https://nampacatholic.church/
New DivorceCare Groups Meeting in Boise, Eagle (online) & Nampa, Idaho - September 2020
DivorceCare is a support group for people recovering from separation and divorce. At DivorceCare,
you will find a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most
difficult experiences. This Christ-centered program makes use of teaching videos with numerous professionals,
workbooks, and group discussion to help you recover and move toward healing.
Participants may join at any time during the 13-week session.
DivorceCare at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene
601 16th Ave South, Nampa, Idaho 83651 - Sanctuary Room 252
DivorceCare is scheduled to meet on Wednesday nights starting September 16, 2020.
$10 registration fee covers the cost of a DivorceCare workbook
Facilitators: Marsha Rogers, Single Ministries Director (208) 989-1098
DivorceCare at The Summit Church
10375 Overland Rd., Boise, Idaho 83709 - Meeting Room B26
Meets on Mondays, in Room B26, starting September 14, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
$15 registration fee covers the cost of a DivorceCare workbook, but scholarships may be available.
Childcare: 3 years (and potty trained) through 6th grademay attend the AWANA program from
6:15 - 8:00 pm. This provides a way for parents with children to attend Divorce Care and knowt hat
their kids are receiving biblical teaching as well.
Group Facilitators: Mark and Barbara Buchanan, (208) 375-4031
DivorceCare at Eagle Christian Church
100 South Short Road, Eagle, Idaho 83616
DivorceCare is a support group for people recovering from separation and divorce. At DivorceCare, you will find a friendly, caring group ofpeople who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This Christ-centered program makes use of teaching videos with numerous professionals, workbooks, and group discussion to help you recover and move toward healing. Participants may join at any time during the 13-week session. $25 registration fee covers the cost of a DivorceCare workbook, but scholarships are available.
Meets on online on Wednesdays starting September 9- December 9, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Facilitators: Gary and Carolyn Tragesser, (208) 596-0854
2nd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Overnight Walk-a-Thon for Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Each year over 40,000 people in the United States complete suicide. Even more attempt it.
Idaho’s suicide rate is consistently 50% higher than the national average.
Strength 2 Thrive is aiming to raise public awareness & raise $200,000 for the Idaho Suicide Hotline.
Donations raised for Strength 2 Thrive will go to Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Your gift is tax-deductible
and Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline will issue you a gift receipt following the event.
The 2nd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Walk-a-Thon will kick off at 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2020.
General event festivities and team set up will begin at 7:00 pm.
Team members will take turns walking through out the night, until 8:00 am on Monday, September 20, 2020.
There will be music & special speakers presenting during the event.
Proper social distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
Forge International School
208 S. Hartley Lane
Middleton, ID 83644
The following local food & beverage vendors will be on hand:
Slay the Snow
Fly Food Truck
Buy It Ice Cream
Lonnie C’s Doughnuts
Rusty Dog Corn Dogs
Double Decker Espresso
Strength 2 Thrive is being coordinated and hosted by Rhythm & Grace Counseling:
Owner: Chad Hanson
4 Ogden Ave. Nampa Idaho 83651
Visit the Facebook Event at: https://tinyurl.com/strength2thrive2020
Sign Up to Walk with My Grief Connection's Team:
Mental Health 101: Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
Come meet with licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns,
MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC to learn about
Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from
6:30-8 pm in Multipurpose Room B at the Nampa Public Library.
We all face stressful & worrisome things in life. This FREE class will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety as well as how to avoid or eliminate panic attacks so you can take control of your stress and live at peace.
Mental Health 101: Breaking Addiction and Codependency
Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
Join licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns, MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC
as she teaches us about Breaking Addiction and Codependency on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30-8 pm
in Multipurpose Room B at the Nampa Public Library
Learn to help the addict in your life without becoming codependent, enabling unwanted behavior(s) or being taken advantage.Learn to identify the characteristics of the codependent and how to truly help an addict.
For more info on this and other local mental health and/or grief related events, visit the
"Events" tab at www.mygriefconnection.org
Know the 5 Signs
April 8, 2020 from 4:30 - 5:30pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Know the 5 Signs is a 45-minute presentation designed to build the
community’s understanding of the many ways that suicide impacts our
friends, families, clients, co-workers, and neighbors. Know the 5 Signs provides
education on recognizing when someone is in emotional distress and how
to reach out to help and connect them to resources. It also covers
information about stigma, understanding mental health conditions,
statistics, self-care techniques, etc.
Join Erin Pfaeffle, LMSW of St. Luke's Wood River Valley for this potentially
life-saving presentation for adults 18+ on April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm
in Multipurpose Room A at Nampa Public Library. There will be crafts,
games coloring and other fun activities for kids in Multipurpose Room B
at the same time so parents can attend while their kids are in the room next door.
Destination Wellness Health Fair 2020
My Grief Connection will have a booth at Nampa Public Library's Destination Wellness 2020 Health Fair. it is a
FREE community event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the library. Come take advantage of FREE vital signs health screenings, dental screening and fluoride treatments, STI screenings,
hearing checks and more. There will be fun, interactive demonstrations on multiple topics, including healthy cooking, yoga, core strength and stabilization, ACT muscle testing and Fit & Fall Proof senior exercise classes.
There will be exciting activities for all ages including: a bean bag toss, spin art table,
"smoothi-cycle," doctor dress-up area, and coloring sheets as well as ongoing health and
wellness activities for kids in the Tween Zone from 10-2 pm and a Let's Move Together
Storytime at 12:00 pm for ages 3-6 in the Storytime Area.
Storytime Area: 11:15am – Yoga with 2CYoga
10:45am - Core Stabilization with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
11:45am – Fit & Fall Proof Senior Exercise with Southwest District Health
12:30pm – Diabetes presentation & build-your-own trail-mix bar with
University of Idaho Extension
1:15pm – ART muscle testing with The Karlfeldt Center
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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