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NAMI Multnomah offering three free classes to start in January for vets, families and peers

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NAMI Multnomah offering three free classes
to start in January for vets, families and peers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Multnomah affiliate is offering three classes that will begin in mid-January 2018. NAMI Homefront, Nami Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education and NAMI Family to Family are free classes, but pre-registration is required. Registration is now open for all three courses.

  • NAMI Homefront is a free educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. The NAMI Homefront class will meet for 6 consecutive Tuesdays, January 16th – February 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the VA Portland Medical Center. 
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education is a free educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. The Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education class will meet for 10 consecutive Saturdays, January 13th – March 17th from 10 a.m. to Noon in Northeast Portland. 
  • NAMI Family-to-Family is a free educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. The Family-to-Family class will meet for 12 consecutive Saturdays, January 13th – March 31st from 9:30 a.m. to Noon in Northeast Portland. 

To register in one of the classes, just register with NAMI Multnomah’s HelpLine by calling 503-228-5692.

NAMI Multnomah is the Portland metro affiliate and one of 1,100 nationwide affiliates of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. NAMI Multnomah helps educate people in the Portland metro area about mental health issues. It holds regular educational events, weekly support groups, and quarterly classes to help individuals and families better understand how to live with mental illness, begin the process of recovery, and sustain wellness.