Tuesday, Nov. 21: Brett McLain, director of Story County Veterans Affairs, will speak about PTS(D) and other veterans’ mental health issues in the P.E.O. Room of the Ames Public Library at 7 p.m. This NAMI-CI educational program will include two Puppy Jake Foundation dogs and their trainers. All are welcome.

Wednesdays, Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6: A second weekly NAMI Connections peer support group will be held Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. at the NAMI-CI Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames.