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NAMI Education Programs &

NAMI Family-to-Family

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.
course is taught by trained volunteer family
members who know what it is like to have a
one with a mental illness.

Information & resources – Emotional Support –
Coping Skills & Self Care – An Informal Setting

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Our current Family-to-Family class is full but if
you would like to be put on the waiting list for
the next
class Click Here.
If you have questions, please call 540-533-1832
or email:

NAMI Basics

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.
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NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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

Pre-registration is still open for the next
Peer to Peer Class.
Pre-register for Peer To Peer

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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



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