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NAMI Signature Programs are presented free of charge. They require a commitment of time for participants and the dedicated efforts of trained volunteers who deliver them. Read on to learn more about the NAMI Signature Programs and other services offered by NAMI Missouri and affiliates.


NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. 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. The course is taught by trained family members, and all instruction and course materials are free to class participants. More than 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program.

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.  The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. The course generally consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours.

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NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique recovery education presentation, given by trained consumer presenters who their personal stories. IOOV is also an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation. Presentations can be given to any organization or group, including consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups.

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 illness. NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

NAMI Missouri Provider Workshops are one day, six-hour workshops that are presented to professionals throughout Missouri three times per year.  The workshops are approved through for CEUs through the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and are provided free of charge through a contract with the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

For more information call NAMI Missouri at (573)-634-7727 or email

To all NAMI Missouri Program Leaders:

If you are missing a reporting form, please email You can also look for the form on NAMI Oregon’s website. They’ve dedicated a page to making NAMI Reporting forms available to program leaders and instructors and you can access it online by visiting or using the direct link here. Credit: NAMI Oregon

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