Education Programs offered by NAMI Gwinnett
All courses are free. Registration is required
For class schedules and registration call 678.982.5354
Open Your Mind
Is a 30-60 minute power point presentation that we use as a practical tool to educate and increase awareness about the true nature of brain disorders, commonly known as mental illness. It is part of our outreach program to educate the public about brain disorders and NAMI. We have speakers that we offer to present to your club, church, business or professional group.
Key program topics: "Open Your Mind" is a presentation that covers issues frequently faced by those dealing with severe mental illness. The program is interactive with the audience to show that mental illness is a disease, not unlike cancer or heart disease, which is treatable. The program presents what The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is about and what the NAMI - Georgia state affiliate does to help, how the NAMI Gwinnett affiliate works to help the mentally ill and what you can do to help.
Is a nine week, two hours per week, education course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The Course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes. The diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the Course along. For more details click here
Family to Family "Knowledge is Power"
This is a free 12 week education course for family members, taught by NAMI-trained facilitators; it comes with a large notebook full of ways to help you understand and cope with your mentally ill loved one's disease. For more details click here
The course covers many topics such as:
- Major brain disorders (including)
- Major Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Basics about the brain
- Problem Solving Skills
- Medication Review
- Self Care
- Communication Skills
There is a wide selection of literature and books available from NAMI-Gwinnett. Ask about our Library at a regular NAMI Gwinnett Meeting.