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If you have a mental health condition or a loved one with a mental health condition and are interested in learning more about the condition, ways to advocate with healthcare providers, ways to improve communication and other helpful resources, join us for either NAMI Family to Family or NAMI Peer to Peer this fall! These free, 8-week classes will give you the information, tools, and skills you need to better navigate your journey with mental illness. Together with instructors who have personal, lived experience, you’ll learn about the impact of mental health conditions and the next steps you can take on the road to recovery.

NAMI Family to Family is designed for family and friends of someone with a mental health condition. Learn how to support your loved one, how their condition may impact them, an overview of types of treatment, how to communicate effectively, problem solving, and more.

Register for NAMI Family to Family today.


NAMI Peer to Peer is designed for people who have a mental health condition. Learn how to advocate for yourself with your healthcare provider, tips for relapse prevention, and set personal, individualized goals to help you maintain your mental well being and take care of yourself.

Register for NAMI Peer to Peer today.


New Online Format for NAMI Parenting Class

NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties is excited to offer a new hybrid program of NAMI Basics.  The class is an education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide full-time care for youth (ages 18 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Our hybrid program will meet in person three times throughout the online course: we’ll help you register and navigate the online class in week one, come together to share our stories in week four, and hear a presentation on IEPs and 504 plans from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children With Disabilities in week seven.

The class will discuss impact mental health conditions can have on the whole family, different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies, an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems, advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings, how to prepare for and respond to crisis situations, and the importance of taking care of yourself.

Our first hybrid Basics orientation is on the evening of January 15, 2020. The first 20 people to sign up and attend orientation will receive a free family game.

RSVP for the hybrid Basics course here.

In The News: NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties

February 12, 2020

Posted: Feb 7, 2020 / 02:18 PM EST Updated: Feb 7, 2020 / 06:14 PM EST By NBC4 Staff NBC4

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — NBC4 held a live conversation with Nationwide Children’s Hospital psychiatrist and behavioral health specialist Mary Fristad, PhD.

Dr. Fristad will discuss ways to talk with your child about mental health.

Tips on having a conversation with your child about mental health

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