NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition on how to best support them. The program is led by trained volunteers with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. It’s also an opportunity to gain community support from other’s who understand.

What you will learn

They will guide you through the following topics:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI ADCO and community resources

What People Are Saying

“Hearing personal experiences and how relatable my experiences are to them was very helpful. Hearing specific strategies to communicate and specific traits that people with mental illness have. Know that the illness is what can cause “cruelty” and poor decisions rather than the person.”

“I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected…it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.”

If you are interested in NAMI Family and Friends, please email

If you aren’t already a NAMI member, we invite you to join us.  Learn more here: Membership Page