Classes for Family Members and Friends

Trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led classes to the NAMI-NYC office and throughout the city.

With the unique understanding of people with lived experience – we’ve been there, where you are – these classes provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support. And every service NAMI offers is available free of charge. Classes enrolling now!

NAMI Family-to-Family – an 8-week class for families, partners, and friends of adults with mental illness. This class will give you a better understanding of mental illness, increase your coping skills, and empower you to become an advocate for your loved one. The class is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

NAMI Basics – a 6-week class for parents and caretakers of children and teens 17 and under, who are showing signs of emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, or who have a mental health diagnosis. This class is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

NAMI Homefront – a 6-week class for families, partners, and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The class will help you understand those specific challenges, and improve your ability to support your service member or veteran.

NAMI Family & Friends – a 90-minute seminar for families, partners, and friends of adults experiencing a mental health challenge. This class will give you a better understanding of mental illness, increase your coping skills, and empower you to become an advocate for your loved one. We recommend NAMI Family-to-Family or NAMI Basics for everyone, but this is a great place to start to get some tools you can use today.

For information about any of our classes, please contact the Helpline at 212-684-3264 or click the button below to email us.