Family-to-Family is a free, twelve-week educational course for family members and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. Family members learn about various mental illnesses, treatments, medications, and rehabilitation. Participants learn self-care as well as problem-solving and communication skills.
Many graduates of the program called it “life-changing” as they develop friendships with others in similar situations.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid teaches an individual how to identify, understand, and properly respond to signs of mental illnesses.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid helps you assist a young person experiencing a mental health crisis. In the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health, strategies for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where you can turn for help.
NAMI Basics Program
NAMI Basics is a free, six-week educational program for parents or loved ones of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of mental illness or are already diagnosed. Trained instructors teach caregivers about mental illness, crisis management skills, and treatments for their child. We aim to help caregivers manage their child’s illness as well as their own stress, improving the entire family’s well-being.
NAMI Homefront is a free six-week educational course for family members and caregivers who have a veteran or active-duty loved one facing mental health challenges. The program is based on the Family-to-Family program. NAMI Homefront educates participants about various mental illnesses, treatments and medications, and paths to recovery. The program provides communication strategies, self-care techniques, and teaches participants how to access services their loved one has earned through their service. The program also includes additional information on PTSD and depression, since many service members face these challenges.
Family Support Group
NAMI believes that support groups maintain long-term recovery for families. These sessions take place in an intimate, confidential setting and allow families to share their experiences with each other.
Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-week educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand mental wellness and their journey towards recovery. Taught by trained mentors who have experienced a significant level of recovery, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Participants will learn communication skills, a general understanding of mental health, and workforce development skills. Participants will also create an advanced directive and a relapse prevention plan.
Graduates of this course experience new hope and inspiration in regards to recovery.
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Peer Support Group
The Peer Support Group provides support for individuals experiencing a mental illness. Individuals do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. These sessions take place in an intimate, confidential setting and allow peers to share their experiences with each other. This group lets you know that you are not alone.