Programs and Support

NAMI programs are provided at no cost to participants.

NAMI offers an array of education, training programs and services for people who suffer from mental illness, their family members, providers and the general public. These NAMI Signature Programs draw on the experience of peers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and are eager to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.

NAMI of Southern Oregon Classes (free-of-charge): classes are usually offered twice a year. Please call the Library or the listed contacts for more information or to get on the list for the next class.

NAMI Basics Class led by trained facilitators/parents of children who developed symptoms of MI prior to 13 years old. The six sessions for parents and caretakers cover current information and research related to the biology of MI and the evidence-based, most effective medications and treatment strategies available for Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders. Stages of emotional reactions of families to MI; including crisis, shock, denial, grief and acceptance are introduced. Included, are insights into understanding of the lived experience of the child living with the MI including learning to separate the child you love from the illness that alters their behavior and abilities.

Peer-to-Peer Class

The Peer to Peer Education Course is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer to Peer consists of ten free weekly classes of two-hour units and are taught by a team of three trained Mentors/Peers who are living well with mental illness. For more information and registration please call Lezley at 541-840-6672 or lezleysanders@gmail.com

Family-to-Family Class
The Family to Family Course is a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their relative or family member with mental illness while maintaining their own wellbeing. Volunteer teams of trained NAMI family members teach the classes. There are no fees for families taking these classes.Participants learn about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive and panic disorders. Call NAMI Library at 541-774-7872 to participate.

Homefront: NAMI’s recently released class to support family, friends and caregivers of our Veterans. Six week course. NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions. For more information please call Andy at 541-613-0830 or the NAMI Library.

NAMI Homefront is now available online at:https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Homefront