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NAMI SW WA Class Schedule

We try to schedule each class 3-4 times a year. We schedule our classes when we have facilitators available.

If we don’t have a class scheduled or you don’t see what you’re looking for, check out the Portland Metro Collaboration Calendar. It includes NAMI Multnomah, NAMI Clackamas, NAMI Washington County, and NAMI SW WA.


For Individuals

Peer-to-Peer

The Peer-to-Peer course gives you an opportunity to gain tangible resources – personalized plans, strategies for potential events in the future and information – as well as a deeper understanding of your personal recovery process.

 

We do not have a Peer to Peer class scheduled yet.

Pre-register and we will contact you when we schedule a class.

 

 


For Families

Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is an 8-week course for adults who have an adult loved one living with a mental health disorder. As a participant, you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. You learn invaluable information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. The course includes up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence and current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery. Learn problem-solving skills, and acquire strategies for handling crises and relapse.

We do not have a Family to Family class scheduled yet.

Pre-register and we will contact you when we schedule a class.

 

Basics

As a Basics participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. The 6-week course is designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. Basics is taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children. It includes up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain and current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects. The course time to prepare for interactions with the mental health care system, school system, and juvenile justice system.

Our next Basics class will be between November 7 – December 19 on Zoom.

Register for the class and we will send you the Basics workbook and information about how to join.

 

 


For the Community

Family and Friends

Participants of the one-time, 90-minute seminar will learn about different mental health diagnoses, types of treatment, what mental health recovery looks like, communication strategies, crisis preparation, and NAMI Resources.

We do not have a Family and Friends presentation scheduled yet.

Pre-register and we will contact you when we schedule a presentation.