NAMI Eastside education classes

A range of mental health education classes in East King County

SOWING THE SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE

Igniting knowledge to destigmatize mental illness

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people with mental illness face to getting treatment.

NAMI-Eastside offers high-quality mental health education delivered by individuals successfully managing a diagnosis of mental illness themselves. Our goal is to open eyes and hearts to the lived experiences of those diagnosed with mental illness. All our educational classes are supported by donations and grants and are FREE of charge. Register for each offering using the links below or contact us at info@nami-eastside.org or call our office at 425-885-6264 for more information.

 

PEER-TO-PEER

 NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. Learn more here.

Spring Class: Wednesdays 2-4pm, April 17 - June 12, 2024

COPE 2 THRIVE

The evidence-based 7-Session manual-based instructor-delivered program provides support for children, teens and young adults using brief, easy-to-follow Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skill building sessions, complete activities that convey that there is hope for change, and that both depression and anxiety can be improved by learning the skills taught in COPE.

Next Class: Cope2Thrive with Lena Starting January - March 2024

TBD

 

When: January 17, 2024
Where: Together Center Conference Room 16305 NE 87th Street, Redmond WA, 98052
Time: 10am - 3pm

This suicide intervention training helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connects them with resources to help them choose to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone who wants to make a difference can learn the Safe TALK steps. There will be scheduled breaks and opportunities to practice the skills built in the workshop, including practice on how to talk about this subject with others. 

This peer-to-peer training will increase your confidence in having a conversation with someone about suicide, helping to direct them toward lifesaving resources.  The CLC is comprised of 14 high school students who are certified workshop trainers. CLC hopes to train as many high school students, families and community members as possible in the coming year.  Please contact Joe Stevens at stevensfmly@msn.com to learn more.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

A free 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and more.

The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. Learn more here.

Winter Class: Thursdays, March 2 - April 20, 2023 - 6-8:30pm (Completed)

Additional class dates will be announced as they are scheduled

Pre-Register Here For Upcoming and Future Classes

youtube-video-thumbnail

NAMI BASICS ON-DEMAND

NAMI BASICS IS A FREE, 6-SESSION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS AND OTHER FAMILY WHO PROVIDE CARE FOR YOUTH (AGES 22 AND YOUNGER) WHO ARE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS.

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

Register Now!

NAMI HOMEFRONT

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran.

The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.

An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited.

“I blamed myself, I blamed my ex-husband, and I even blamed my son for his struggles. I was upset with my entire family – but now I understand and embrace the fact that mental illness can affect anyone, for any reason, at any time.”

Family-to-Family class participant