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Family and Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or 4-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. The seminar is led by trained presenters with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Presentations

Presentations will be listed below as they are scheduled, along with registration links.

Family and Friends Presentation – Register here 
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (90 min. seminar with time for questions)
Location: Virtual online presentation (Participants will receive the meeting link and password after registering.)
Presenters: Diana Harper and Suzanne Gray
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Family and Friends Presentation –Registration link will be activated here
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (90 min. seminar with time for questions)
Location: Virtual online presentation (Participants will receive the meeting link and password after registering.)
Presenters: Diana Harper and Suzanne Gray

Presenter Training

Registration is required for this free, ongoing training. Register to take the online portion and we will contact you to follow up with training instructions.

To register, visit the NAMI Missouri Family and Friends Presenter Training Application Page


Additional Resources

NAMI Family & Friends Companion eBook

The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions, including conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook is also available for direct download as a PDF


View the 2019 NAMI National Education Programs Operating Policies and Procedures


Past Presentation Archive

Family and Friends Presentation

Date: Mon., September 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Virtual online presentation
Presenters: Amye Trefethen and Jessica Waters
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Family and Friends Presentation
Date: Sat., August 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Virtual online presentation
Presenters: Amye Trefethen and Jessica Waters

Additional information and leader resources will be available on NAMI Missouri’s NAMI Family and Friends password-protected leader resource page, currently in progress.

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