NAMI Homefront – Classes for Friends and Family of Military Service Members and Veterans
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 a telephone line, a headset is recommended.
USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER*:
NAMI Homefront Online
*All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs.
Eastern Daytime, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, Starting Aug. 6
Eastern Evening, Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EST, Starting Aug. 8
Central Daytime, Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST, Starting Aug. 8
Central Evening, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM CST, Starting Aug. 7
*Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class time
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
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and Service Members/Veterans dealing with a mental illness and the invisible wounds of war like PTSD. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
We encourage you to attend one of our family support groups or a support group specifically for military families.
For more information about Homefront, please call us our office at 713-970-4419.