Education & Support
NAMI South King County offers several educational classes, support groups and presentations, which are free of charge.
NAMI Basics (Taught Online)
To Register, click the following link: NAMI Basics OnDemand
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.
The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they’ve been there too.
The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.
Family-to-Family Education Program (Taught Online)
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for families, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program is a designated evidenced-based program by SAMSHA. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
NAMI Homefront (Taught 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.
Connection and Recovery Support Group (Online)
NAMI Connection Support Group is a peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness, offering a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.
Family Support Group (Online)
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI South King County is starting up an online Family Support Group during the COVID-19 crisis, which meets the 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00-7:30 pm starting November 19, 2020. This meeting allows a limited number of participants per NAMI policy, and you must pre-register to be admitted. Clink the link below to pre-register for the next meeting.
You can find additional Family Support Group meetings online in Washington through the state site namiwa.org, under “Get Help/Support”.
Ending the Silence (ETS) (Online)
NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.