NAMI Homefront

What is NAMI Homefront?

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans living with a mental health condition.

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.

What You’ll Gain

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and

Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental illness. This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

NAMI Homefront Teaches You

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

The program curriculum consists of:
Meets for six sessions for 2.5 hours each

  • Class 1 - Intro to family education
  • Class 2 - The biology of mental health illness and getting a diagnosis
  • Class 3 - Understanding trauma and overview of diagnosis and treatment
  • Class 4 - Treatment services and crisis management
  • Class 5 - Crisis preparation and communication skills
  • Class 6 - Family roles, recovery and self-care

NAMI Homefront offers informal resources and access to a community of people who relate to these experiences. The NAMI Homefront team will do their part to help the families of these warriors learn about their loved ones struggles and help to strengthen their loved ones peaceful environment.

NAMI Wichita Homefront Classes

Our Next Homefront Class 

Starting Date:    April 6, 2017
Ending Date:     May 11, 2017
Time:                  6:00 - 8:30 pm

Location  

Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
5500 East Kellogg Ave., Wichita, Building 2, Room 110
Wichita KS 67218 

Registration is required: For more information, please contact Tony at 316-558-1888, Belinda at 316-641-8417 or Eli at 316-207-5136