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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 admincit@namiga.org for possible openings, as noted below).

Host: Atlanta City Detention Center, Atlanta
July 25-26, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Sgt. Carla Humphrey, 404-865-8117 or cahumphrey@atlantaga.gov

Georgia Youth In Crisis

This training program is 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 them in identifying 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.

Host: Albany Police Department, Albany
Jun 19-21, 2018
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Jere Brands, albanynami@gmail.com
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.

Lithonia
May 1-Jul 10, 2018
7 pm-9 pm
To Register: Kenya Phillips, kenyaphillips@hotmail.com
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.

Cobb County
Sundays and Mondays, Jul 8-Aug 13, 2018
6pm-8:30pm
To Register: Jessica Frazier at 404-951-3969 or Jessica@sslifecenter.org

Dekalb County
Sundays, Jul 8-Sep 20, 2018
2pm-4:30pm
To Register: Beck Lough at loughrm1@mac.com

Atlanta
Sundays, Aug 19-Nov 4, 2018
3pm-5:30pm
To Register: Susie at 404-906-0487 or sekyle8082@gmail.com

Atlanta
Saturdays, Sep 1-Nov 24, 2018
3pm-5:30pm
To Register: Zakkiyah Johnson, zintisarj@gmail.com

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.

Decatur
Tuesdays, May 15-Jun 26, 2018
6pm-8:30pm
To Register: Teresa at teresa.business@yahoo.com or (404) 201-0038, or
Yvonne at ervinfamily.og@comcast.net

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 through the NAMI Georgia Office that one be given in their area. To request a presentation at your location, please contact programs@namiga.org.)

NAMI SMARTS

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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