Community Education on Mental Health
NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.
A 12-week, 2 1/2 hour free education course for family members, caregivers, friends, and significant others of a loved one with mental illness.
A free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation, and NAMI resources.
Bridges to Hope (A Program of NAMI Austin)
In October, we hosted our first free mental health training for faith community leaders. If your faith community is ready to build bridges to hope for families and individuals living with mental illness, this is a perfect introductory 3-hour training, which features information on common misconceptions surrounding mental health issues, ideas for building support networks within your faith community, and resources for developing an action plan to address the mental health needs in the community. This event is designed for leaders, staff, and lay volunteers of religious communities.