NAMI Alaska now offers NAMI signature presentation programs online! You can learn more about mental health topics in live, peer-led seminars from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is necessary.
Alaskans can access programs and support groups by clicking this link:
What is Family & Friends?
NAMI Family & Friends is a seminar that teaches participants about mental health conditions and how best to support loved ones undergoing a mental health challenge. The seminar provides current information about mental health conditions, introduces effective communication skills, and promotes self care and stress management. Taught by trained teachers who are family members of people with mental illness, the seminar covers the following topics: understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery; effective communication strategies; the importance of self-care; and crisis preparation strategies.
What you’ll learn:
Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
Effective communication strategies
The importance of self-care
Crisis preparation strategies
NAMI and community resources