All NAMI Classes are free! For more information, contact our office at: (901) 725-0305.

Family to Family A 12-session course for family, friends, and loved ones of individuals affected with mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring disorders, and others. Provided free, the NAMI Family-to-Family program becomes a circle of support of individuals learning together how to help each other deal more effectively with the impact and effect of mental health conditions. These hands-on workshops cover understanding the normative stages of emotional reactions to the trauma of mental illness; characteristic features of psychotic illnesses; the relationship between substance abuse and mental health conditions; basics about the brain; creative problem-solving skills; detailed information about medications; communication skills that really work; coping skills for more stable periods; self-care; and the vision and potential of recovery.The program is provided free through the volunteer efforts and dedication of other family members and friends who have also personally experienced the impact of a mental health condition in the life of a family member or loved one.

Beginnings/NAMI Basics Based on the With Hope ln Mind program, Beginnings/NAMI Basics provides a wealth of information for primary care providers of a child or adolescent with mental illness. Many primary caregivers are parents, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, respite care provider and foster parents attend Beginnings/NAMI Basics classes, too. The classes offer a safe, supportive place to share experiences and learn valuable lessons from other adults who care for children with mental disorders. ln Beginnings/NAMI Basics classes, students learn about brain biology and specific brain disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, Schizophrenia, Post- Traumatic Stress and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Additionally, students learn these essential coping skills:

Beginnings is a free, 8-session course taught by NAMI-trained people who are also primary care providers for a young person with mental illness.

Ending The Silence NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audiences learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what to do if you or a loved one show symptoms. In presentations, a lead presenter shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

There are three (3) options for presentations, which are free of cost to schools and communities:

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