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Learn & Grow

Learn & Grow is a mostly monthly luncheon held on second Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. We will meet at a different location each time to enjoy lunch, socialize, and learn something new!

To RSVP, visit our Eventbrite page and look for the next Learn & Grow event.

Upcoming Dates:



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

M.R. Davis  Southaven Public Library Meeting Room
8554 Northwest Drive, Southaven, MS 38671

Details TBA.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library Meeting Room
114 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, MS 38614

Speaker: Hanne Gaycken
Member at large for the NAMI Mississippi Board of Directors and NAMI Oxford vice-president

Originally from Germany, Hanne Gaycken attended UT Knoxville where she received her MA and PhD degrees in historical linguistics. She met her husband there, and they both began to teach in the Modern Language Department at Ole Miss. Hanne also taught German part time at Oxford High School. She retired from both institutions in 2010 after many years of teaching foreign languages.

Their middle son, Karsten, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2006, and Hanne learned about NAMI in 2007 by participating in a Family-to-Family class. She then underwent training to teach Family-to-Family classes herself and has now been the Support Group Facilitator since 2012. She is the vice-president of the recently-established NAMI Oxford Affiliate and has been active in NAMIWalks, raising a considerable amount of money for the annual charity event. NAMI is an important organization in the Gayckens’ lives. Hanne and Karsten both attended the NAMI national conference this year, and Karsten is one of the facilitators of the local Connection group.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

B.S. Ricks Memorial Library
310 N. Main St., Yazoo City, MS 39194

Details TBA.



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NOTE: Speakers who participate in Learn & Grow do so on a volunteer basis and are responsible for their own travel expenses. NAMI Mississippi will cover the cost of the speaker’s food during the event.

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