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NAMI's Education and Support Programs


NAMI offers an array of education and training programs and services for persons with mental illness, family members, and the general public. These programs draw on the experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and are eager to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.


Education programs are designed to foster learning, healing, and empowerment among families of individuals with serious brain disorders. 

NAMI's Family to Family Education Program A free 12-week course for family members and friends of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

NAMI's Peer to Peer Mentoring Program A free 9-week course for any person with a mental illness.  This course contains individual relapse prevention planning, a debriefing/storytelling week, and an advance directive for psychiatric care.

NAMI Basics The new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. 

In Our Own Voice An interactive public education program presented by people with mental illness to lay audiences, professionals and other individuals about the reality of living with mental illness and the high potential for recovery.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Is a recovery support group program for people living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country.  These groups provide a safe place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.


Join NAMI today!

When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.