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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).


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: Sevananda The Joy of Service, Inc
Sep 10-12, 2019
To Register:

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.

Wednesdays, Aug 28-Oct 16, 2019
To Register: Wendy Casper at 470-406-8182 or

Sundays, Oct 6-Nov 24, 2019
To Register: Allen Spetnagel at or Kat Pate at

Sundays, Oct 6-Nov 24, 2019
Bonnie Moore at or 706-506-5010

Sundays, Oct 22-Dec 3, 2019
To Register: Eric Roberts at 404-368-2715 or

Mondays & Wednesdays, Dec 2-Dec 30, 2019
To Register: Kenya Phillips at or 404-936-5318

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.

Mondays, Aug 19-Nov 11, 2019
To Register: Linda Fitzwater at or 678-947-6156

(This class is full. Not accepting further registrations)

Sundays, Aug 25-Nov 10, 2019
To Register: Terri Kinley at or 678-665-0719

Tuesdays, Sep 3- Nov 12, 2019
To Register: Pamela F Clinard at 912-401-2689 or Diane Reeder at 912-441-7724

Wednesdays, Sep 11-Nov 20, 2019
To Register: Donna Hook at or 770-851-4544

Saturdays, Sep 14-Dec 14, 2019
To Register: Nancy Ventor at or 404-781-5976

Sundays, Sep 15-Dec 01, 2019
To Register: Bonnie Moore at or 706-506-5010

Mondays, Sep 16-Dec 2, 2019
To Register:  Shelley Davis at or 678-316-0792

De Familia a Familia en Español

Programa Educativo Gratuito Para familiares de personas enfrentando una enfermedad mental.
El curso incluye información sobre trastornos cerebrales como la esquizofrenia, bipolar, depresión severa entre otros; talleres sobre comunicación, empatía, como manejar una crisis; funcionamiento del cerebro, medicamentos y mucho más.  El programa es liderado por instructores capacitados que también son familiares de personas afectadas por enfermedades mentales, y saben, por experiencia propia, lo que significa tener un ser querido bajo estas circunstancias.

NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a free 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.

Wednesdays, Oct 9 – Nov 13, 2019
9:30am – 12pm
To Register: Jim Moore, or 706-232-4607


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 in recovery 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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