Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: The NAMI Connections peer support group is held on Thursdays at the NAMI of Central Iowa Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Ste. 205, Ames, from 2-3:30 p.m. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness. Call 292-9400 for more information.

Tuesday, May 15: Krystina Engle, with Eyerle Ball, will speak about Crisis Mobilization. P.E.O. Room of the Ames Public Library, at 7 p.m. This NAMI-CI educational program is open to the public.

Thursday, May 26: NAMI of Central Iowa will hold its monthly support group for family members of individuals living with mental illness at 7 p.m. at the NAMI-CI Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Suite 205. No registration is required. For more information, call 292-9400.

Wednesday, June 6 through July 18: NAMI BASICS - A FREE, six-session educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents taught by trained parents/caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children. Call NAMI-CI 515-292-9400 to register.