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Hey everyone! So yesterday I attended the NAMI Young Adult facilitator training! Big thanks to Val from NAMI! The training was GREAT and I had a GREAT time! I met a ton of awesome young adults- and it was so nice to be able to learn and socialize with my peers who are also in recovery, or have friends or family in recovery and want to give back and help their peers!
If anyone from the training has joined our forum, welcome!
This just reminds me that everyone has something to give. Even the hardest experiences are opportunities as long as we are able to harness them. When I was at a peak of struggling, I never imagined that I would one day use my hardships to advocate and relate to other people. We all have so much potential, we just may not know it yet.
yes. thank you so much for the training. i learned a lot. even though i was quiet the whole time, i really enjoyed it. that’s how i am though. i’m really shy at the beginning and then i am very open. I hope no one thought i was being rude. it’s just how i am, but i was listening very well and like i said i took everything in. I also enjoyed meeting everyone 🙂
Hi Estrella! It was SO great to see you there! And don’t worry, I don’t think anyone thought you were being rude- we all know what it’s like to be shy, we’ve been there! I’m so happy you came and were able to take everything in a talk when you felt comfortable!
I’m so glad to hear that people enjoyed the training! I was sad I wasn’t able to attend, but was in the building to see and hear all of the engagement 🙂
I, too, can be shy at trainings until I start to get comfortable with people in the room. Once I open up, it’s hard for me to keep quiet lol I’m working on my listening skills 🙂
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