NAMI Homefront is the newest educational course for family, caregivers and friends of military Service Members and Veterans living with mental illness. It is currently being piloted in six states with an expected expansion to other NAMI State Organizations in late 2014.

What You Should Expect 
  • Meets for 6 sessions, 2 hours each, free of cost

 

  • Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness

 

  • Taught by trained family members of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness

 

  • Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving

 

  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises

 

  • Adapted from the NAMI Family-to-Family Education program which was designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. NAMI Family-to-Family classes have been offered in VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) clinics and hospitals throughout the U.S. since the late 1990's

Why You Should Attend

A toolkit of information

 

  • Up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring substance use disorders

 

  • Impact of mental illness on the brain

 

  • Current research on treatments including medication, side effects and evidence-based therapies

 

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

 

  • Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively

 

  • Strategies for self-care including stress management and emotional overload

 

  • Guidance on locating appropriate federal, state and local supports and services

Contact Us

Hanko Building

8511 Legation Road

New Carrollton, MD 20784 

Office: (301) 429-0970  

Fax:  (301) 429-0971 

Email: nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com 

HELPLINE

(301) 429-0970

(English & Spanish) 

We can help when you need simple answers, community connections, emotional support, or hope during difficult times.