Basics

Zoom Basics Classes Starting in November!

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a free, six week course for parents and caregivers who have a child in High School or younger (generally under the age 18) affected by a mental illness. Diagnoses discussed in the class include: childhood onset of bipolar disorder, childhood onset of schizophrenia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders. Trained family members, who have firsthand experience with the rewards and challenges of raising children with mental illnesses volunteer to teach Basics.

Course includes:

  • Discussion about how it’s not your fault
  • Information on how mental illnesses are brain disorders
  • Getting an accurate diagnosis
  • An overview of treatment options
  • Impact on family members
  • Navigating the system for your child, (school, mental health)

“What I will take away most from this class is the feeling of not being alone. The camaraderie of other parents,
hearing and sharing our stories with one another. Feeling a sense of support and encouragement from the teachers and other parents.”

– Basics Participant

“The most helpful part of this course were the facilitators. They were both very experienced, knowledgeable
and compassionate. The facilitators encouraged advocacy which was refreshing.”

– Basics Participant

 

If you are registering more than one person, please include all names.

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Upcoming Classes

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(Participants can register for a class up to the 2nd session/week of a class)
 
Unable to Attend the Zoom Sessions? Check out the
NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other families who provide care for Youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
Please fill out the *Registration for NAMI Basics OnDemand.*
For more information contact:
Audrey Burris at a.burris@namidupage.org