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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class for Parents of Children With Mental Illness

For CEOs, mental health directors

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) now offers a six-session, online program for parents, family, and others caring for a child or young person with mental health symptoms.

NAMI has offered a similar in-person series, called NAMI Basics, for the last 10 years. The new online version allows the organization to increase its reach.

The program’s six sessions focus on basic elements of coping with mental health conditions, brain biology and getting a diagnosis, communication skills and crisis preparation, treatment and connecting with others by sharing your story, navigating the mental health and education systems, and self-care and advocacy.