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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. However, depending on the class size, seats in these sessions may become available to the general public).

Host: Eastdale Medical Center, Snellville
Feb 7, 2019
To Register: Tiaka Thomas,

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.

Host: Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office
Jan 23-25, 2019
To Register: Maria Ramos,

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.

Mondays, Jan 7-Feb 6, 2019
To Register: Amy Wolf,

Tuesdays, Jan 8-Feb 26, 2019
To Register: Kenya Phillips,

Tuesdays, Jan 15-Mar 5, 2019
To Register: Jim Moore,, 706-506-5010

Mondays, Feb 4-Mar 25, 2019
To Register: Seairra Hinton,


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.

Saturdays, Jan 26-Mar 2, 2019
To Register: Faye Taylor,

Saturdays, Jan 26-Apr 20, 2019
To Register: Justina Edwards,

Sundays, Feb 3-Apr 7, 2019
To Register: Jennifer Dupont, , 770-694-1589

Mondays, Feb 11-Apr 29, 2019
To Register: George Adams, , 706-216-8640

Sundays, Feb 24-May 12, 2019
To Register: Jim Moore,


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.

Sundays, Feb 17-Mar 31, 2019
To Register: Linda at (770) 225-0804 ext. 708,, or register online

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


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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