NAMI Basics Class

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Christy, May 13, 2009.

  1. Christy

    Christy New Member

    I've started taking a new class offered free of charge from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

    It is proving to be very informative and supportive. Here's an overview of the course:

    NAMI Basics education program is a new signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. NAMI-trained parents and caregivers teach the free six week course and all materials are free for participants. The course focuses on ADHD, ODD, CD, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Substance Use Disorders. During the six weeks topics such as brain development, current research, treatment, resources in the community and crisis and relapse prevention are discussed. Participants that complete the course leave with the fundamentals to care for their family and children with mental illness.

    Info about the states offering this class is available at
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thanks for sharing this. I've contacted my local chapter to get more info. :)
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I have thought of taking this a few times.

    Many thanks for the great description and the reminder.

    It sounds like a very worthwhile class!!!
  4. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    Great class! I took it about a year ago. It is very informative, as well as great support.