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NAMI offers outstanding peer-directed programs in education and support. Thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring these programs to a wide variety of community settings. These no-cost programs support families, individuals living with mental illness, students, and mental health and school professionals. Find a NAMI program near you!

Find your NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate for information on class offerings and schedules.

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NAMI Education and Support Programs

Peer to Peer

website: nami.org/p2p
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  • For people living with a mental illness
  • 10-session course
  • Disponible en Español

"Peer-to-Peer has allowed me to take the focus off my illness and learn to balance it with the rest of my life. By engaging in recovery I am able to be more relaxed and productive both at work and home."

NAMI Connection

website: nami.org/connection
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  • For people living with a mental illness
  • Meets once a week
  • Disponible en Español

"I am not alone! There is a place where people understand me, are there to help me, and I feel better about myself when I help someone else.

I can get involved in NAMI Connection and make a difference!"

Family to Family

website: nami.org/f2f
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  • For family members, partners and friends of someone living with a mental illness
  • 12-session course
  • Disponible en Español

"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the
same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."

Family to Family

website: nami.org/basics
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  • For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses
  • Meets once a week for 6 weeks or twice a week for 3 weeks

"This is the best program for families with children. It answers so many questions for parents. It can change and improve so many lives."

Family Support Group 

website: nami.org/fsg 

  • For family members/loved ones of someone living with a mental illness
  • Meets once a month

"Using the support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. Without the training, networking, and support of the group members I fear that support groups would become nothing more than "cry" sessions or “gripe” sessions. As a group the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities towards the issues."

Provider Education

website: nami.org/providereducation

"This course has given me a much greater appreciation for the heroism of people
living with mental illness and for the families who love and support them."

Parents and Teachers as Allies

website: nami.org/pta

  • For school professionals
  • Two hour in-service program

"This program gave me a new understanding of the importance of my role in early recognition of kids with symptoms of mental illness and the urgency of early intervention on their behalf."

In Our Own Voice

website: nami.org/ioov
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  • For the general public
  • Recurring one time presentations
  • Disponible en Español

"The reason why this program is such a valuable resource for us is that it puts a human face on people who are living successfully with a mental illness."

Hearts and Minds

website: nami.org/heartsandminds

  • For the general public
  • Online, interactive, educational initiative

"This course has literally been a life saver. It has opened my eyes to better understanding my illness and methods of recovery I did not know about before taking the course."


Contact NAMI by email at info@nami.org for more information about individual classes or call the NAMI HelpLine at (800) 950-NAMI or (800) 950-6264.

Find your NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate for information on class offerings and schedules.


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