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 with mental health conditions.
What You’ll Gain
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental health conditions. This in-person 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.
- 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
The Program Curriculum
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. 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
What People are Saying
“This training has been really helpful for me to process much of my own emotions. I am at a point now that being able to stop and look back at exactly how far we’ve come and being reminded of the painful past but positive changes was very empowering. Sometimes when we get stuck in the routine of moving on we lose sight of how far we’ve come.”
“I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”
“You realize that he will never be the same having been through war. I learned how to treat him more as an adult than as a hurt child.” – Mother of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA clinic
“We are still friends with everyone that was in the class. There’s always and open ear and an open heart and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.” – Father of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA hospital