NAMI Home Front for Families of Veterans now Available for Registration

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions.

Now offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

The ONLINE class will be offered starting on 4 different dates/time, beginning August 6th 2018.  You will be asked to choose which Dates you want to take when you register:

USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER*:

https://www.research.net/r/homefrontonline

 *All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs

Participant Perspectives

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”

Mother of a Veteran

I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”

Spouse of a Veteran

 

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Senator Pete Domenici Memorial

Senator Pete Domenici, who recently passed away, was a life-long advocate for people living with mental illness and their families.  Mental illness impacted the Domenici family directly and as a result, the family were huge advocates and, in fact, Mrs Domenici (Nancy) was an adviser to the board of NAMI National for many years.  Not long ago, Nancy Domenici, while visiting Albuquerque, actually sat in on one of NAMI Albuquerque’s Family to Family classes.

On Saturday, Sept 16th 2017 there was a memorial held at Isotopes Ball Field at which one of Sen Domenici’s Daughters spoke.  Several NAMI volunteers assisted with seating and handing out water and Crackerjacks, etc.  Also, our very own Dr Kathy Finch, President of NAMI Albuquerque, was invited to speak.  Here is a brief video clip of Ms Domenici and Dr Finch’s remarks.

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Family to Family 12-Week Education Class

NAMI Albuquerque provides a free 12-week, evidence based course for family care givers.  This comprehensive course, held 3 or 4 times each year, provided information on brain disorders, diagnosis, medications and much more.  It includes a number of workshops, such as an empathy workshop, problem solving and communications, etc., aimed at providing family members with tools to help you more effectively help your loved-one.

Click on “Programs” tab above for more information or to contact the Program Manager to register.

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Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque

 

Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque.

NAMI Albuquerque is in the process of building new activities for 2017.  If you are interested in being part of our NAMI Albuquerque please contact us at 505-256-0288 or drop us an email by clicking on the “contact us” form.  Please include your name and phone or email so we can contact you.  You can also attend our board meetings to find out what is going on.

Check our NAMI Programs and Events tab to see what we are doing right now.  

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