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NAMI Classes and Programs


Currently, these classes and programs are offered and are available to anyone FREE OF CHARGE in Shawnee County and surrounding areas. To learn more about these events or to find out when a class is forming or additional information contact us 

To register for future classes please call 785-580-3021 or email us at


NAMI Family-to-Family is a 8 week course for family members, significant others and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members.  


The Family to Family curriculum provides current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder-manic depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders.  


NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an experiential learning program for people with any mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.  Each Peer-to-Peer class consists of eight two-hour classes and is taught by a team of trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living in recovery.     



NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transition

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.


NAMI In Our Own Voice is a unique presentation in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery. Audiences range from individuals with mental health challenges, students of all ages, law enforcement officials and faith community members to veterans and service providers. While audiences benefit from the inspirational stories of the speakers, presenters increase their confidence and develop leadership skills while helping to inspire and motivate others.

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NAMI Basics is a six-week education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.  Classes are taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness before the age of 13.  The course gives current information about Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders.

Are you a Student?

College is an exciting and sometimes very stressful time. The challenges of college can be made even more difficult for the 1 in 5 students who also face a mental health condition.  Nearly three-quarters of mental health conditions emerge by age 24, so many college students are facing mental health concerns for the first time and may not know where to go for support.

NAMI knows that some of the best support a student can receive is from peers. When students connect with one another, they can share common experiences and support each other through the transitions. If you are a Washburn University, Washburn Tech, Topeka High, Topeka West, Highland Park, Shawnee Heights, Washburn Rural or student of any other educational institution in or around Shawnee County, we would love to have you be a part of NAMI on Campus!

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