NAMI Basics is a 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. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.
NAMI Basics Covers:
- 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
For more information about the curriculum: https://namict.org/find-support/nami-basics/
To hear from parents who have taken the course: NAMI Basics Outreach video
NAMI Shoreline does not currently offer an in-person NAMI Basics class. Our class is currently online.
Additional information on classes held in other locations throughout the state may be obtained through the state office at 860 882-0236 or visit http://namict.org, and look for Find Help/Education.