to Teach, Speak, Lead, Encourage, and Advocate!
Get involved and make a difference in the lives of Americans living with mental health conditions. NAMI offers the understanding that only those with the lived experience of mental illness can provide. Together with our grassroots volunteers, we work every day to provide help and hope to millions of Americans. When we take care of mental health, we can all see the benefits. The first step is helping us stop the stigma against mental health. With your help, we can stop stigma from being a barrier against people seeking help and speaking out.
FREE EDUCATION CLASSES
NAMI Basics – available online
NAMI Basics is a class for parents, guardians and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
NAMI Homefront – available online
NAMI Homefront is a class for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve their ability to support their service member or veteran. ONLINE COURSE
NAMI Family-To-Family – semiannual classes in the Grand Valley
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.
If you would like to take a Family-to-Family course, please fill in this FORM.
If you would like to become a Family-to-Family classroom leader, please fill in this FORM.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a class for adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.
If you would like to take a Peer-to-peer course, please fill in this FORM.
If you would like to become a Peer-to-Peer classroom leader, please fill in this FORM.
NAMI Provider is a class for mental health professionals. NAMI Provider is designed to expand the participants’ compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care.
NAMI Family & Friends
NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.
NAMI Ending The Silence – available upon request
NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth. Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
If you would like to become an Ending the Silence Presenter, please fill in our ETS Training interest FORM
If you would like to bring an Ending the Silence Presentation to your place of business or or community group, please fill in our ETS Presentation request FORM
NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery.
If you you would like to become an IOOV Presenter, please fill in our IOOV Training interest FORM
If you would like to bring an IOOV Presentation to your place of business or community group, please fill in our IOOV Presentation request FORM
NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza
NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza is a bilingual presentation for Latino communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
NAMI Sharing Hope
NAMI Sharing Hope is a presentation for African American communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
NAMI Connection is a support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.
Meets the 2nd Monday of every month @ 6:30 Grand Junction – USBank Building – 422 White Avenue, Basement level
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.
Meets 1st Tuesday of every month @ 6PM, Fruita, Judy’s Restaurant 435 US Highway 6 & 50 (corner of Maple Street)
Meets 2nd Monday of every month @ 6:30PM Grand Junction, – USBank Building – 422 White Avenue, Basement level
OUTREACH & ADVOCACY
NAMI Smarts For Advocacy
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Interest FORM.
FUTURE HOPES AND DREAMS
If there are NAMI Programs listed above that you would like to help bring to the Western Slope, please contact us at 970.462.3989.