is a new NAMI national signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. The six session course is taught by trained teachers who are also parents/caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness in childhood. The course provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child who is living with a mental illness.
Registration is now open for NAMI CGM Family-to-Family classes beginning Jan. 13, 2018, 11am-1:30pm at the Vernon Center, 222 East St., Springfield 45505. This is a free, evidence-based, 12-week educational program for all family members and friends of people who live with mental illness. This program will give you information, crucial resources, and access to a community of people who relate to your experiences. Trained peers will guide you to better understand and support your loved one while maintaining your own and your family's well-being.
is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who've been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.