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Our teachers at NAMI Big Island are offering more classes via Zoom. These are free, state-wide virtual classes, but you must register with us via email.
NAMI Family & Friends is a free 2-day seminar for people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. You will learn about treatment, communication, crisis strategies, and where to find community resources.
June 19 (Part 1) & 26 (Part 2) 10 a.m. to 12 noon
SPACE IS LIMITED
For people who want to further their learning, or want interactive, hands-on training:
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.
- How to solve problems and communicate effectively
- Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
- Supporting your loved one with compassion
- Finding and using local supports and services
- Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
- How to handle a crisis
- Current treatments and therapies
- The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 (9 am to 12 noon HST) – Tentative
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
NAMI Big Island hosted an 8-session Family-to-Family class via Zoom in October 2020
On October 10, NAMIWalks Big Island held a virtual experience and joined by NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way meant what it sounds like: participants got to make NAMIWalks their own. You could walk a 5K—through your neighborhood, around your backyard, on your treadmill. Or you could do something else meaningful and fun to celebrate our virtual walk day.