About NAMI's Education, Training, & Peer Support Programs
NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public. NAMI's education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks.
These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.Whether you are a consumer, a family member, a provider, or a member of the general public, there is a NAMI education or support program to help you learn more about mental illnesses, develop coping strategies, or find the support you need.
Parents and Teachers As Allies
This two-hour in-service program helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools. It focuses on the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene, and shared the lived experiences of consumers and families.
NAMI also offers other training programs such as NAMI Support Group.
State and local NAMIs also offer a host of other programs. To find out more about the programs offered in your area, visit NAMI's State and Affiliate Finder to contact the affiliate nearest you.
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