What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

You’ll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they’re getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.

The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you’re going through because they’ve been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.

Upcoming Courses


Nami Basics for Parents of Children and Adolescents with  Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

When: September 24 thru October 24th – 6:00pm-8:30pm (6 Monday evenings skipping Oct. 8th due to Columbus Day)

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Download the NAMI Basics for Parents Flyer (WORD)