NAMI Homefront is a six-week course designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers, and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program provides education about mental illness, understanding of the mental health system, and self-care for family members and friends.
Tragically, since the invasion of Afghanistan, more military service members have died by suicide than combat. A diagnosis of mental illness results in immediate discharge from active duty, which may explain why only half of all service personnel with mental health concerns seek treatment. This has an impact on families, often leaving them confused, angry, and lost in trying to find help for their loved one.
NAMI Homefront, funded by Roar on the Shore, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 16 at the NAMI office, 1611 Peach Street, Suite 218, or can be taken virtually. The time of the class will be confirmed upon registration. For more information, or to register, call (814) 456-1773.