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Education

NAMI Basics                                                                                                                                         

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. NAMI Basics is available free online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

To register: https://publiccourseapi.nami.org/Learner/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F

NAMI Family-to-Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. For more information and to sign up for a future class, contact Jennifer at (507) 316-0927 or jbecker@namisemn.org

Hope for Recovery
Hope for Recovery is a six-hour class for family or friends of a person living with mental illness and for people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. Hope for Recovery provides information about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, communication skills, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, local resources and practical strategies for helping a loved one. For more information and to sign up for a future class, contact the NAMI office at (507) 287-1692 or nami-semn@namisemn.org.

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