NAMI Programs

All NAMI Classes are Free of Charge

 

NAMI BASICS

NAMI Basics offers education and support. Taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children, NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families.

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.

NAMI Peer to Peer

Peer to Peer is a FREE, 10 session class to help adults living with mental health challenges achieve and maintain wellness. Information is included on conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, among others.

NAMI Family to Family

Family to Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and compassion from people who understand your situation.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this free, 60- or 90-minute presentation.

NAMI BASICS

NAMI Basics offers education and support. Taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their
own children, NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families.
Course elements include:

  • The trauma of mental illness for the child and the family
  • The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis
  • The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and the advances in treatment
  • An overview of treatment options – treatment works

All NAMI classes are free of charge.

NAMI Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE 12-week training course that not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

All NAMI classes are free of charge.

The next Family to Family course begins in February 2019. 

 

This signature program is sponsored in part by Providence Community Benefits.

Saturday mornings 9:30 am – 12 noon
Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane
September 8, 2018
or
Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Opportunity Presbyterian Church, Spokane Valley
September 12, 2018

NAMI Peer to Peer

NAMI Peer to Peer is a FREE, 10 session class to help adults living with mental health challenges achieve and maintain wellness. Information is included on conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder among others. Participants leave NAMI Peer-to-Peer with a customized relapse prevention plan and a form they can use to create their own Advance Directive for Mental Healthcare Decision Making. Peer to peer features discussion and interactive exercises focusing on mindfulness and meditation, relapse prevention and healthy coping skills to cope with life’s challenges.
Classes are open to any adult living with mental illness.

NAMI PeertoPeer is held on Saturday afternoons 1:00 – 3:00 at Salem Lutheran Church, 428 W Broadway

All NAMI classes are free of charge.

The next Peer to Peer class is in February 2019.

This signature program is sponsored in part by Providence Community Benefits.

Next course begins February 2019. Register early! To register or contact the office by phone or email at: 509-838-5515, office@namispokane.org.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this free, 60- or 90-minute presentation.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. Going to this presentation will provide you:

  • A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to live well with mental illness.
  • A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • The understanding that every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future.

What People Are Saying

“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.”

“Several of the mental health staff stated that they saw recovery as a real option—for the first time ever.”

“Participating in the IOOV program is the single most effective thing I am doing to maintain my mental health. Time after time I see the audience respond with curiosity and interest. I know I am changing the face of mental illness and that I have transformed my pain into the power to make a difference.”

Schedule An IOOV Presentation

If you would like to host a NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation, contact us at Phone: (509) 838-5515 or email office@namispokane.org.

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

What Your Audience Will Get

  • Free of cost to schools and communities
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics, how to approach students and how to work with families
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for parents and primary caregivers that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff

Why Ending The Silence Matters

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What People Are Saying

“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But, now I’m sure they would be more supportive of me.” -Student

“It is amazing what just one day, one talk can do. You never really know what’s going on in the brain of any particular student.” -Teacher

Schedule An Ending The Silence Presentation

If you would like to host a NAMI Ending the Silence presentation at your school, contact NAMI Spokane at: Phone: (509) 838-5515
Email: office@namispokane.org

Schedule an Ending the Silence Presentation

If you would like to host a NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation, contact us at Phone: (509) 838-5515 or email office@namispokane.org.