In Case You Missed It: Watch Our Webinar on Improving Access to Care

May 4, 2020

If you missed the latest SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar, “Improving Access to Care: Mental Health Course for Parents and Caregivers through Technology,” a recording of the webinar is now available.

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What Does it Cover?

In these uncertain times, online mental health resources can make a difference. In the webinar, Anita Herron, Manager of National Education Programs for NAMI, discussed NAMI’s use of technology to engage parents and caregivers through the NAMI Basics OnDemand education program. She talked about the process, experience and outcomes of the project and next steps toward promoting continued engagement.  
NAMI Basics is an education program developed for parents and caregivers of youth age 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Since 2009, NAMI Basics has been offered in person by NAMI Affiliates in local communities. Parents and caregivers often found they were unable to attend the six-week course because of childcare, transportation and other family obligations leaving them frustrated and without the information they so desperately needed. NAMI responded with the development of NAMI Basics OnDemand, the web-based interactive and accessible version of the course, available 24/7 to anyone with an internet connection. 


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text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).