Education Programs

Education Programs
All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


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This is a free 12 week (2-1/2 hrs/wk) educational course available to family and friends of people diagnosed with a serious mental illness. The course, taught by trained family members, describes treatments for mental illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. The course is highly recommended to those new to the challenges of mental illness, as well as for those who have been dealing with it for years.

The Family-to-Family Education Program was created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member, and is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This twelve-class course is especially designed for family members and friends of persons experiencing the effects of mental illness.

Primary focus is on three major psychiatric illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression) and major depression. Other topics covered in the program include treatment strategies and coping skills, communication and problem solving.

Classes are team-taught by intensively trained family members. Participants are encouraged to support each other, to be knowledgeable, and to be effective members of a team that includes the family, the consumer, the doctor, and the case manager.

2017 Dates:

Wednesday September 6, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721

Monday September 11, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Science Hill Community Church, 12316 Beeson St., N.E., Alliance, OH  44601

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. It is a 6 week (2 hrs/wk) course.

2017 Dates:

Wednesday September 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery/NAMI Stark County, 121 Cleveland Ave., S.W., Canton, OH  44702

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


Peer-to-Peer is a free ten-week (2 hrs/wk) course on recovery for any person with a serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes.

2017 Dates:

 

Thursday September 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721

Thursday September 7, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Hunter House 1114 Gonder Ave, S.E, Canton, OH  44710

Thursday October 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Foundations A place for Education & Recovery, 800 Market Ave. N, Suite 1500A, Canton, OH 44702

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


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NAMI Homefront is a 6-week (2 hrs/wk) course is for family, friends, and significant others of military veterans with mental health conditions taught by military veterans.

2017 Dates:

Wednesday September 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery/NAMI Stark County, 121 Cleveland Ave., S.W., Canton, OH  44702

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


 

 

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