The transition from war to civilian life isn’t easy for soldiers or their families. They can feel alone. And that’s why we created NAMI Homefront. Homefront is a free program that helps veterans and families bring recovery to light. You get advice and encouragement from military families who’ve been through it themselves. They don’t have to be in the dark.
This six-week program focuses on providing mental health education for family members, friends, and loved ones of veterans and active-duty service members who are experiencing mental health
challenges. Through this course, participants gain a better understanding of the challenges their loved one is facing, information on mental illnesses, including an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
It also includes ways to advocate for treatment and support their loved one has earned through their service. Lastly, it includes self care strategies for participants to learn how to empower themselves to continue supporting their loved one.
NAMI Homefront is beginning its pilot session in Erie on Wednesday, September 16.