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A two or four-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition or anyone interested in learning more about mental health disorders. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have person experience with mental health conditions in their families, which provides participants the opportunity to learn about mental health directly from the families of poeple with a mental health condition.

What You'll Learn

The seminar is led by trained volunteers with lived experience supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery

  • Effective communication strategies

  • The importance of self-care

  • Crisis preparation strategies

  • NAMI and community resources

Upcoming Family & Friends Classes

Click the join us button below to jump to the registration page which lists our upcoming classes.

Participation is free, but advanced registration is required

for NAMI Family & Friends to ensure we have enough materials prepared for all participants and to ensure we don't exceed class capacity.

If we have no upcoming classes that work for your schedule - be sure to request that we add you to the email list for upcoming classes. We host 3-4 Family & Friends classes a year, on a variety of nights throughout the county and even online.

Let's Work Together

Many of our volunteers started out as participants in our education classes. We encourage you to consider becoming a part of our NAMI team.

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