NAMI offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year that is offered at no cost to participants. This fall, we are holding Family-to-Family, NAMI Basics, and the pilot session of NAMI Homefront.
“I’ve taught both the Family-to-Family and NAMI Basics programs many times,” says Christina Halli, NAMI program facilitator, “and, as both a graduate of these programs and instructor, I can say they have not only made a tremendous positive difference for my own family, but on hundreds of other families in our community, as well.”
NAMI’s Family-to-Family program is scheduled to begin this September at St. John’s Lutheran church in Girard located at 8942 West Ridge Road. The NAMI Basics program and NAMI Homefront program will both be held at our office located at 1611 Peach Street, Suite 218.
NAMI Homefront is a six-week program for family members, friends, and caregivers who have a veteran or active-duty loved one facing mental health challenges. This course provides families with mental health education, new communication strategies, empathy-building workshops, and self-care techniques.
It also provides information and skills on how to access benefits that their loved one has earned through their service. The class is taught by fellow military family members who have the lived experience to help participants.
“As a veteran myself, I know this class will provide families with a greater understanding of the unique challenges we veterans face,” says Halli. “The education provided through this program will bring families closer together, increase the quality of life for all involved and eliminate stigma throughout the community.”
The fall session of NAMI Homefront, funded by Roar on the Shore, begins Wednesday, September 16. There is no formal diagnosis required.
For more information about any NAMI programs, or to register, call (814) 456-1773.