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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. Continuing education units available for IBHAD classes for LCSW, LMSW, LPC professionals.  Also POST credit hours approved for law enforcement.
(Some sessions are reserved for the hosting organization. Depending on the class size, seats in these sessions may become available to the general public).

8-hour Classes
Snellville

Host: Eastdale Medical Center, Snellville
Apr 19, 2019
To Register: Tiaka Thomas, Tiaka.Thomas@hcahealthcare.com

16-hour Classes
WellCare

May 11 – 12,
May 20 – 21
To Register:  admincit@namiga.org

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. Continuing education units available for CIT-Youth classes for LCSW, LMSW, LPC professionals.  Also POST credit hours approved for law enforcement.

Albany
Host: Albany Police Department
Apr 3-5, 2019
To Register: Maria Ramos, admincit@namiga.org

Atlanta
Host: Emory University
June 24-26, 2019
To Register: Maria Ramos, admincit@namiga.org

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.

Moultrie
Tuesdays, Mar 12-Apr 30, 2019
6pm-8pm
To Register: Amy Wolf, tesswolf0303@gmail.com

Moultrie
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar 26-Apr 25, 2019
4pm-6pm
To Register: Amy Wolf, tesswolf0303@gmail.com
Lithonia
Thursdays, Apr 11- Jun 20, 2019
7pm-8:30pm
To Register: Venessa Abram at SELFDISCOVERY@HOTMAIL.COM or 317-679-6787
Norcross
Wednesdays, Apr 17-Jun 5, 2019
7pm-9pm
To Register: Wendy Casper at wcasper.namigwinnett@gmail.com or 678-849-1879
Atlanta
Mondays-Thursdays from May 20-May 30, 2019 (8 sessions)
10am-11:30am
To Register: Venessa Abram at SELFDISCOVERY@HOTMAIL.COM or 317-679-6787

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.

Marietta
Tuesdays, Apr 9-Jun 18, 2019
6:30pm-9pm
To Register: Neill Blake at nhblake@earthlink.net or 770-757-0151

Stockbridge
Thursdays, Apr 11-Jun 27, 2019
6pm-8:30pm
To Register: Melinda Mueller at Melinda_mueller@att.net or 770-820-3514

Decatur
Sundays, Jun 2-Aug 25, 2019
2pm-4:30pm
To Register: Becky Lough at loughrm1@mac.com or 404-281-9870

 

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.

Cumming
Tuesdays, Apr 9-May 14, 2019
6:30pm-9pm
To Register: Carol Labranche, clabranche@bellsouth.net

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
Saturdays, Apr 27-May 25, 2019
10am-12:30pm
To Register: Diane Sitton at ldsitton@bellsouth.net or 404-625-2331

 

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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