Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a class to train school resource officers, law enforcement, emergency responders and others how to evaluate and deescalate crisis situations.
NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice led by a two-person team of trained presenters who are living in recovery from mental illness. The speakers use their individual stories to unmask what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. Another life-changing NAMI program, it includes visual presentation and discussion.
Bridges of Hope reaches out to members of diverse faith communities. It helps congregations provide healing and hope for families and their loved ones. The course is taught by trained volunteers.
NAMI Connection Group is for those with a mental health and/or substance abuse issue. Monthly meetings are held: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m.; 2nd Monday at 11 a.m.; 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.; 4th Monday at 11 a.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Family Support Group is for anyone supporting a person living with a mental health issue. Monthly meetings are held: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m.; 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Outreach & Advocacy
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.