NAMI Education Programs &
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families,
partners and friends of individuals with mental
illness. The course is designed to facilitate a
better understanding of mental illness, increase
coping skills and empower participants to
become advocates for their family members.
Answer your questions such as:
What do I do in a crisis? How can my relative
or friend and I communicate better? What are
all these medications for? What local services
am I missing out on? How do I take care of
myself in all of this? Where can I find some
This program is a series of 12 weekly classes
structured to help family members, caregivers,
and friends understand and support their ill
relative while maintaiing their own well being.
The course is taught by trained volunteer family
members who know what it is like to have a
loved one with a mental illness.
Information & resources – Emotional Support –
Coping Skills & Self Care – An Informal Setting
Our current Family-to-Family class is full but if
you would like to be put on the waiting list for
the next class or if you have questions, please
call 540-533-1832 or email: email@example.com.
NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other
family caregivers of children and adolescents
who have either been diagnosed with a mental
health condition or who are experiencing
symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education
course open to anyone experiencing a mental
health challenge. The course is designed to
encourage growth, healing and recovery among
Our current class is full but if you would like to
be put on the waiting list for the next
Peer-to-Peer class or if you have questions,
please call 540-533-1832 or email:
NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change
attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about
people with mental health conditions. These
free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations
provide a personal perspective of mental illness,
as presenters with lived experience talk openly
about what it’s like to live with a mental health
Our trained presenters humanize the
misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of
mental illness by showing that it’s possible
—and common—to live well with a mental
health condition. This presentation also
- A chance to ask presenters questions,
allowing for a deeper understanding of
mental health conditions and dispelling
of stereotypes and misconceptions.
- The understanding that every person
with a mental health condition can hope
for a brighter future.
- Information on how to learn more about
mental health and get involved with the
mental health community.
To find out about upcoming presentations in
the community or to volunteer to share your
story with others please call 540-533-1832 or