Get the Facts.
“I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected … it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.”
—A Family & Friends Seminar Participant
NAMI Family & Friends is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. The seminar is presented as a 90-minute format.
Join Us at Our Next Seminar
Join us Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. for an online videoconference.
This is a virtual event via Zoom video conferencing. We are taking steps for your online privacy and safety. We ask that you register providing minimum basic information. No recording of these video meetings are allowed. Login link and meeting ID sent to you upon registration. Phone only is an option, but not recommended.
What You’ll Learn
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.
- Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
- Effective communication strategies
- The importance of self-care
- Crisis preparation strategies
- NAMI and community resources
The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. You can download it for free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble where select languages are available for the Kindle, Nook and compatible ebook apps.
Thank You to these Community Partners
These seminars are possible by the generosity of our grant partners - Thank You! In Scott County: The Regional Development Authority. In Rock Island County: The Rock Island Community Foundation and Rauch Family Foundation. In Muscatine County: The Muscatine Health Support Granting Fund.