What is the NAMI Homefront Education Program?
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and partners of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.
The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.
We are currently looking for teachers for this course.
Prospective Co-Teachers must be family members (parents, siblings, adult children, spouses or partners) of individuals who have mental illness. There is no prerequisite that a prospective teacher has to have taken NAMI Homefront or have previous teaching experience.
Register to learn more.
- Meets for 6 sessions from 5:30 - 8 p.m., free of cost starting this summer.
- Designed for family (over age 18) of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness. Possibility of a separate combined program for the Service Member/Veteran and their adult family members.
- Taught by trained family members of Service Members/Veterans living with mental illness.
- Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.
- Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.
NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been used in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. Registration required.
For more information contact Christine
At NAMI Maine
1-800-464-5767, ext. 2305