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Here is a list of the excellent programs offered by NAMI Georgia Affiliates and nationally. See lower table for description of all programs offered by NAMI.

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Due to the COVID-19 virus, most classes are meeting virtually. Locations of in-person groups will be given at time of registration. View COVID-19 information and resources.

NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Pre-registration is required.

NAMI Northside Family and Friends Seminar

Date: January 20-21, 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Terri Kinley, terrikinley1@gmail.com

Location: Online using Zoom

 

NAMI Family to Family

NAMI Family to Family is a free, peer-led course for adults who have a friend or loved one with a mental illness. Each class will meet for 8 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Registration will be open through the second week of class.

NAMI Dekalb Family to Family Class

Date: February 9 – March 30, 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Becky Lough, loughrm@mac.com

Location: Online using Zoom

Meets: Tuesdays

NAMI Northside Family to Family Class

Date: February 4 – March 25, 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Janice O’Connor, janice@tmocpa.com

Location: Online using Zoom

Meets: Thursdays

 

Date: February 7- March 28, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm to 4 pm

Contact: Terri Kinley, terrikinley1@gmail.com

Location: Online Using Zoom

Meets: Sundays

 

NAMI Peer to Peer

NAMI Peer to Peer is a free, peer-led, class for persons with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery. Each class will meet for 8 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Registration will be open through the second week of class.

 

De Familia a Familia en Español

Programa Educativo Gratuito Para familiares de personas enfrentando una enfermedad mental.
El curso incluye información sobre trastornos cerebrales como la esquizofrenia, bipolar, depresión severa entre otros; talleres sobre comunicación, empatía, como manejar una crisis; funcionamiento del cerebro, medicamentos y mucho más.  El programa es liderado por instructores capacitados que también son familiares de personas afectadas por enfermedades mentales, y saben, por experiencia propia, lo que significa tener un ser querido bajo estas circunstancias.

NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones. If you have any questions or concerns, please email namieducation@nami.org.

NAMI Dekalb Homefront Class

Date: February 2 – March 9, 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Paul Wiser, wim1paul@comcast.net

Location: Online using Zoom

Meets: Tuesdays

NAMI National offers Homefront classes online, click below to register.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a free education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing signs of behavioral or mental health concerns or who have a diagnosis. Class will meet for 6 sessions. Pre-registration is required. NAMI Basics OnDemand is offered via the NAMI National website.

NAMI Dekalb Basics Class

Date: February 8 – March 8, 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Diane Sitton, ldsitton@bellsouth.net

Location: Online using Zoom

Meets: Mondays

 

NAMI SMARTS

NAMI SMARTS is designed to help you learn to summarize your experience as a person in recovery or as a family member, make an ‘ask’ in 90 seconds, and orchestrate a successful meeting with an elected official at the local, state, or national level. This class is for those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

Summary of NAMI Programs by Target Audience

Target Audience Program / Type of Training
Middle- and high-school students
Middle and high school Staff
Families, parents and other caregivers of middle and high school students.
Ending the Silence Presentation
General public In Our Own Voice Presentation
College students NAMI On-Campus Club
Parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who are experiencing mental health challenges Basics Class
Family members, partners and loved ones, of people who are experiencing mental health challenges Friends & Family Class (Introduction – 4 hr.)
Family-to-Family Class
Adults living in recovery with mental health challenges Peer-to-Peer Class
Family members and loved ones supporting military service members and veterans living in recovery with mental health challenges Homefront Class
Adults (law enforcement, educators, mental health providers, counselors, faith leaders, and other community members) who interact with youth. Social-Emotional and Mental Health     Development for Children and Teens (SIGNALS)
Youth in Crisis (CIT-Y)
Adults (law enforcement, first responders, clergy, hospital personnel, security officers, and other community partners) Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases (8-hr. or 16-hr.)
General public NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
Family members and loved ones of those individuals who are living in recovery with mental health challenges Family Support Group

 

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