Category Archives: Family Programs

Family to Family

Registration for NAMI’s FREE Family to Family Education Course is now open.    Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Family-to-Family is a free 8-week class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program by SAMHSA. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.  

Start Date:  March 3rd 2020

We cannot accept walk-ins.  Registration is required.  Please call Cy Stanton 505-321-4522 for details and to register


This class is made possible through the Training & Education grant, funded by the Bernallilo County Behavioral Health Initiative. Through this grant, NAMI New Mexico, in conjunction with NAMI Albuquerque, aims to increase behavioral health education and support programs to individuals living with a  mental health condition and their families within Bernallilo County.

NAMI Homefront

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.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS CLASS
Eastern Daytime Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST,
Starting Jan 29th, 2020

Eastern Evening, Mondays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM EST,
Starting Jan 27th, 2020 (skip 2/17)

Pacific Evening, Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Jan 28th, 2020

Central Evening, Wednesdays, 6:30PM – 8:30PM CST,
Starting Jan 29th, 2020

Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class and adjust for MST

 

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NAMI Westside Family Support Group for Placitas area

NAMI Westside is now offering a new NAMI Family Support Group Program for the Placitas area.

Beginning Thursday November 14th, meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Placitas Community Library in the Collin Room.

Drop-ins are welcome.

For questions, call the NAMI Westside office at 505-990-2292 or email shannongtk@hotmail.com.

Peer to Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.

Start Date:  October 6th 2019 (Sunday) 

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

We cannot accept walk-ins. Registration is required. Please call NAMI Albuquerque at 505-256-0288 for details and to register (LEAVE A MESSAGE IF THERE IS NO ANSWER).

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.  NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Set a vision and goals for the future
  • Partner with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Share your story
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Learn about mental health treatment options

What People Are Saying

“NAMI Peer-to-Peer is uplifting, life-saving and an eye-opening experience that changed how I see myself.”

“The biggest thing I gained from this class was to become my own advocate and best friend.”

“Seeing my peers’ strength and dedication to their recovery was personally meaningful.”