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Upcoming Classes – Register Now!

NAMI Georgia and its affiliates are hosting a variety of upcoming classes. See below for information on upcoming NAMI Basics, Peer to Peer, Family to Family, Ending the Silence, Homefront, NAMI Smarts, Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases, and Georgia Youth In Crisis programs.

Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases

Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases is designed for first responders, clergy, hospital personnel, security officers, and others who wish to learn about mental health and addictive disorders and how to assist and support those affected and their caregivers. Offered as a one or two-day training program.
(Some sessions are reserved for the hosting organization. However, depending on the class size, seats in these sessions may become available to the general public. See below for organizational focus. Please contact for possible openings, as noted below).

Host: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceville
Monday, June 11, 2018 – 8 hour
Pre-registration is required.
Contact Kathleen Elmiger at 770-234-9347 or

Host: Rome Police Department, Rome
June 13-14, 2018 – 16 hour
Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Bonnie Moore at 706-506-8314 or
Host: Cobb County Safety Village, Marietta 
Friday, June 15 – 8 hour
Pre-registration is required.
Contact Kathleen Elmiger at 770-234-9347 or


Georgia Youth In Crisis

This training program is primarily designed for law enforcement, educators, mental health providers, counselors, faith leaders, and other community members who touch the lives of youth. The course will provide information to trusted adults to help identify behavioral health disorders, and circumstances that can lead to crisis, and gain knowledge of tools and techniques to assist and support youth and their caregivers.


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. Class will meet for 8 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Registration will be open through the second week of class.

     May 1-Jul 10, 2018
    7 pm-9 pm
         To Register: Kenya Phillips,
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 12 sessions. Pre-registration is required. Registration will be open through the second week of class.

Tuesdays, Apr 24-Jul 10, 2018
6pm – 8:30pm
To Register: Arrealia at 404-337-1129 or

Johns Creek
Sundays, May 06-Jul 29, 2018
2pm – 4:30pm
To Register: Theresa at 678-665-0719 or

Tuesdays, May 15-Aug 07, 2018
6pm – 8:30pm
To Register: Paula Karsti at (478) 449-8902 or

Sundays, Aug 19-Nov 4, 2018
To Register: Susie at 404-906-0487 or


NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Pre-registration is required.


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.

Tuesdays, May 15-Jun 26, 2018
To Register: Teresa at or (404) 201-0038, or
Yvonne at

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. All presentations are offered free of charge.

(Schools interested in seeing a presentation may request that one be given in their area through the NAMI Georgia Office. To request a presentation at your location, please contact



NAMI SMARTS is designed to help you learn to summarize your experience as a person with mental illness 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.


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