About NAMI Homefront Education Programs

The NAMI Homefront educational program is free and held over six sessions. The program is designed for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.

Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.

What You’ll Gain

Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental health conditions. This program provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the chance to help others grow.

NAMI Homefront teaches you:

  • Strategies to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • How to support your family member with compassion
  • Ways to identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Where to find information about the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression and substance use
  • Current treatments and evidence-based therapies
  • Tactics to navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
  • Crisis management, problem solving and effective communication

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).