NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. It is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there too.
NAMI Basics will be held on Saturdays from 10am-12:30pm starting on October 8, 2022 and ending on November 12, 2022. Participants can only miss one of the 6 class dates to still receive a Certificate of Completion. Certificate of Completion is required if you want to become a NAMI Basics Teacher. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
Saturdays in October and November from 10am-12:30pm.
● October 8, 2022
● October 15, 2022
● October 22, 2022
● October 29, 2022
● November 5, 2022
● November 12, 2022
1. Submit this Interest Form by Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
2. Schedule and complete 15-minute Virtual or Phone One-on-One with the Program Coordinator/Class Teacher about content and expectations using this link: ttps://doodle.com/bp/153268421/one-on-one-or-interview-w-nami-snv-program-coordinator
(Last day to meet for One-on-One is Thursday, September 29, 2022)
3. Submit Mailing Address and Emergency Contact Information (Link given during One-on-One)
● The impact mental health conditions can have on your entire family
● Different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies
● An overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems
● How to advocate for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
● How to prepare for and respond to crisis situations (self-harm, suicide attempts, etc.)
● The importance of taking care of yourself
● Much, much more
Confidentiality: NAMI Basics participants discuss personal and sensitive information that requires that privacy and confidentiality be upheld by all participants and facilitators. Confidentiality can only be broken if an individual is at risk of immediate danger to him or herself or others. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to respect the confidentiality of all participants.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ashley Floyd, NAMI SNV Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at (702) 720-4989.