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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

Host: NAMI Georgia
Jun 11, 2019
Click here to register
(Session is open to the public)

Host: 3300 Macon Tech Dr
Macon, GA 31206 Building I
Jun 24, 2019

Warner Robins
Host:  “Sonny” Watson Health Sciences Building (building W)
71 Cohen Walker Blvd.
Jun 25, 2019

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: Albany Police Department
Apr 3-5, 2019
To Register:

Host: Emory University
June 24-26, 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.

Thursdays, Jun 06-Jul 18, 2019
To Register: Robert Gray at 404-797-0100

Mondays-Thursdays, May 20-May 30, 2019
To Register: Venessa Abram at SELFDISCOVERY@HOTMAIL.COM or 317-679-6787

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Jun 03-Jun 15, 2019
To Register:

Peachtree Corners
Wednesdays, Aug 28-Oct 30, 2019
To Register: Wendy Casper at 678-849-1879 or

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.

Sundays, Jun 2-Aug 25, 2019
To Register: Becky Lough at or 404-281-9870

Mondays, June 17-Sep 02, 2019
To Register: NAMI Central Georgia at or 478-328-0508

Johns Creek
Thursdays, Aug 8-Oct 17, 2019
To Register: Pamela Walsh, or 678-777-5406

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.

Tuesdays, Jun 11-Jul 16, 2019
To Register: Victoria Collins at or 404-321-6111 Ext. 206219

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.

Johns Creek
Sundays, Jun 30-Aug 11, 2019
To Register: Diane Sitton,, 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


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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