NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. A nationally-developed program taught by trained volunteers who have lived experience with children who are mentally ill. Duration is 6 weeks. Cost is Free.
This class is currently taught quarterly in partnership with UnityPoint Health - Robert Young Center, Rock Island.
Course Topics include
- The biology of mental illness
- The latest research, advances in treatment and an overview of treatment options
- The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family
- An overview of the systems of care for children and teens living with mental illness