National Alliance on Mental Illness is America's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and familes affected by mental illness. NAMI Geauga County offers an array of free services available to the public and strives to build awarness of our organization's mission.
Do you have a loved one with a mental illness? Do you have a mental illness and are living in recovery? We need volunteers like you to become mental health education facilitators! Our organization offers free courses to the community throughout the year. Volunteers are trained at the state level on the course material.
Below are the education courses that NAMI offers:
NAMI Basics- 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens whom are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.
Understanding Mental Illness - 5-week education program that has been designed with the aspects of our support groups and a preview of the major concepts in Family to Family.
Peer-to-Peer - 10-week education program; unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained "Mentors" and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Family-to-Family - 12 week education program taught by trained instructors, who have family members living with mental illness. Lessons teach coping and supportive skills to persons with family members diagnosed with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other conditions.
Education is a powerful tool in ending the stigma of mental illness. Help us educate the community and bring awareness to this issue: become a mental health education facilitator!