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.
USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER* FOR AN ONLINE COURSE:
*All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs.
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
What you can expect from NAMI Homefront
- A toolkit of information
- Up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring substance use disorders.
- Impact of mental illness on the brain.
- Current research on treatments including medication, side effects, and evidence-based therapies.
- Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
- Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
- Strategies for self-care including stress management and emotional overload.
- Guidance on locating appropriate federal, state and local supports and services.
- A sense of community