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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: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Aug 22-23, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Bonnie Moore (NAMI Rome), 706-506-8314 or jmbm71@bellsouth.net

Host: Doraville Police Department
Aug 28, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Kathleen Elmiger,  770-234-9347 or admincit@namiga.org

Host: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Sep 19-20, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Bonnie Moore (NAMI Rome), 706-506-8314 or jmbm71@bellsouth.net
Host: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Sep 19-20, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Bonnie Moore (NAMI Rome), 706-506-8314 or jmbm71@bellsouth.net
Host: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Sep 19-20, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Bonnie Moore (NAMI Rome), 706-506-8314 or jmbm71@bellsouth.net
Host: Thomaston Housing Authority, Thomaston, GA
Sep 25, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Bravid Harris at bravidharris@thomastonhousing.org or 706-647-7420 x 6
Host: Conyers Rockdale Library
Oct 22, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Kathleen Elmiger 770-234-9347 or admincit@namiga.org

Host: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
Oct 23, 2018
8:00A-5:00P
Pre-registration is required.
To Register: Kathleen Elmiger 770-234-9347 or admincit@namiga.org

Host: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
The Carroll County class scheduled for Oct 25, 2018 has been cancelled


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.

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.

Lawrenceville
Wednesdays, Aug 15-Nov 11, 2018
7 pm-9 pm
To Register: Wendy Casper, wacarc67@gmail.com
Forest Park
Mondays, Aug 20-Oct 8, 2018
7 to 830 pm
Contact: Kandy Parker, kandymparker@gmail.com
Moultrie
Mondays & Wednesdays, Sep 10-Oct 3, 2018
3pm-5pm
Contact: Amy Wolf, tesswolf0303@gmail.com
Lithonia
Tuesdays, Sep 25-Nov 27, 2018
7pm-8:30pm
Contact:Venessa Abram, selfdiscovery@hotmail.com
Rome
Sundays, Sep 16-Nov 18, 2018
2 pm-4 pm
To Register: Charlotte Jones, skjsmom1999@yahoo.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.

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

Johns Creek
Thursdays, Aug 23-Nov 8, 2018
6:30pm-9pm
To Register: Pamela Walsh, thewalshclan@gmail.com

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

Lawrenceville
Wednesdays, Sep 5-Nov 21, 2018
7pm-9:30pm
To Register: Pamela Manley, prminhim7@gmail.com

Stockbridge
Thursdays, Sep 6-Nov 15, 2018
6pm-8:30pm
To Register: Paula Keith, ridges@aol.com

Atlanta
Saturdays, Sep 8-Dec 1, 2018
9:30am-12pm
To Register: Shanta Hayes, shanta.hayes.msw@gmail.com

Rome
Sundays, Sep 9-Nov 18, 2018
2pm-4:30pm
To Register: Bonnie Moore, jmbm71@bellsouth.net

Cumming
Mondays, Sep 10-Nov 19, 2018
6:30pm-9pm
To Register: Linda Fitzwater, davlinfitz@yahoo.com

Athens
Mondays, Sep 10-Nov 26, 2018
6:30pm-9pm
To Register:  Larry Adams, larryadams1@charter.net

Marietta
Tuesdays, Sep 18-Dec 4, 2018
6:30pm-9pm
To Register: Jessica Frazier, Jessica@sslifecenter.org
Athens
Sundays and Thursdays, Sep 30-Nov 11, 2018
6pm-8:30pm
To Register: Jane Joiner, at (770)-225-0804 ext. 700 or namihallga@gmail.com

Decatur
Saturdays, Jan 26-Apr 20, 2019
10am-12:30pm
To Register: Justina Edwards, jedwa29@emory.edu
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.

Athens
Sundays, Sep 30-Nov 04, 2018
2:30pm-5pm
To Register: Jane Joiner, at (770)-225-0804 ext. 700 or namihallga@gmail.com

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.

Rome
NAMI Smarts Module 6: Advocacy Day: Changing Hearts and Minds
Saturday, Dec 1, 2018
10am-12pm
To register: Jim Moore (706-232-4607) or namiromega@gmail.com

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