Education Classes

Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led classes to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these classes provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support. Prior registration is required, but there is no cost to participate in these courses.

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. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person by registering here and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand. NAMI Basics is also available in Spanish: Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI. Check out our calendar for the next upcoming NAMI Basics class.


Nami Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is an 8-session course for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. Check out our calendar for the next upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family class.

Peer to Peer NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-session course for adults (18+) with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing, and recovery among participants. Register for NAMI Peer-to-Peer here. Check out our calendar for the next upcoming NAMI Peer-to-Peer class.


NAMI Homefront is an online 6-session class for families, caregivers, and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. This course is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country.

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NAMI Family & Friends is a seminar (available in 4-hour or 90-minute format) that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.