We have a new Peer-to-Peer class starting soon!

The fall Peer-to-Peer class will meet Fridays from September 12 through November 14, 012:30-2:30 PM  at:

Project Independence
310 S. Ida
Wichita, KS  67211

For more information contact Nancy Ross at 316-371-1023 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Fall Basics Class Starts Soon

 We will have a NAMI Basics class starting on September 21.


This class is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with symptoms of mental health illness.  In NAMI Basics, we learn to separate the child we know and love from the symptoms of his/her brain disorder. Our children are not “bad” kids, and we are not “bad” parents, in spite of what others might think (or even say out loud)! If you are starting to think you might truly be a “bad parent,” you need the support and knowledge that NAMI Basics provides. Registration is required in advance.

Click here to sign up today!

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Family to Family

Our Fall Family to Family Class Begins Sept. 8, 2014

FREE for family members, partners and significant others of individuals living with

Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

Major Depression

Borderline Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Panic Disorder & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Co-occurring Brain Disorders & Addictive Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

 A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members/caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders.   There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program.  Over 300,000 family members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Italy have completed this course.  We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call for more information and to register.


Classes start:  Monday, September 8.

Class meets for twelve Mondays.  Last class:  November 24


First Baptist Church, 216 E. 2nd St., (2nd and Broadway Streets) Wichita.

Enter parking lot from Broadway on north side of church.

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.


Co-Teachers:  Alan Brumbaugh  c. 316-734-0862         Tony Nutz  c. 316-788-2763


For family members only

Registration required.                                                              


Basics Support Group

We have exciting news!  The NAMI Basics Support group is starting in Wichita!  Our first meeting will be Jun 23rd and we will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. This support group is open to any parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent displaying symptoms of mental illness.  

New State Basics Trainer

Nicole Cox recently completed the training to become a NAMI Basics State Trainer.  She and Kay Denton, also a NAMI Wichita member, are hoping to bring NAMI Basics to more locations throughout Kansas.  Another teacher training will be held within the next few months.  NAMI Basics is an education course for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents with symptoms of mental illness.