Education & Presentations

a free class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.

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a free class for adults with mental health conditions designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery.

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Family and Friends

a free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.

a free presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery.

a free presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth.

Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement

this program provides peers and family members with the skills to share their stories during law enforcement training.

a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.

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EDUCATION FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. (Learn more.) Peer-to-Peer is a eight-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 eight-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.