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NAMI Basics

 

 

 

Are you a parent or caregiver of a young person experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition? NAMI
Basics, a FREE education program, is designed to help you—and it’s now offered online!

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

The course covers:

  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
  • Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects
  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school, and juvenile justice system
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family

Please email education@namibouldercounty.org for more information or to register.

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Become a part of NAMI Boulder County! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

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Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Colorado.

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The families and members of NAMI Boulder County are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.