EDUCATION FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. (Learn more.) Peer-to-Peer is a ten-week recovery education course for persons with SMI who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course creates a self-directed wellness plan, builds self-identified recovery goals, and teaches self-care practices that lead to recovery. Participants establish a support network, develop strong positive coping skills, and enhance advocacy skills for themselves and others. They often continue their recovery journey by joining a NAMI Connection support group for persons living with serious mental illness.
FAMILY EDUCATION. (Learn more.) Family-to-Family is a twelve-session education course for family members and friends acting as caregivers or support persons for someone living with a serious mental illness.
LIVED EXPERIENCE EDUCATION. (Learn more.) In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique community education program developed at the national level by NAMI and implemented at state and local levels, which empowers two trained speakers to share compelling personal stories about living with serious mental illnesses and achieving recovery. IOOV presentations open doors to discussion, treatment, and recovery. They are powerful testaments to the reality of recovery, and are extremely effective dispellers of the stigma associated with mental illness.
FAMILY EDUCATION. (Learn more.) Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The Program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.