Educational Classes

Family to Family Classes


NAMI Family-to-Family is a twelve week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is taught by two trained volunteer teachers who themselves have family members or loved Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ones with a mental illness. In 2013, Family-to-Family was added to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 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.

Peer To Peer Classes


NAMI Peer to Peer is a ten week education program with a focus on recovery for persons living with mental illness. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.  The course is taught by two trained volunteer teachers who themselves have been where you are. 




NAMI Basics is a six-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. In the NAMI Basics program you’ll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they’re getting medical care.



NAMI Homefront is a six session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed specifically to address the unique needs and challenges of family, caregivers and friends of those who are currently serving our country and veterans.  

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For more information and to enroll in any of these classes, please call 919-980-5277.

Provider Education


NAMI Provider Education is a class for line staff at facilities providing mental health treatment services. The NAMI Provider Education class is designed to expand the participants' compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care.