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Adult Students

Education Classes

NAMI educational classes provide information on how to manage living with a mental health condition and strategies for taking care of yourself, or the person you love.

These multi-week classes provide mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

Advocating for Your Black Child

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NAMI SF in partnership with The Kuumba Healing Project / SFDPH is pleased to offer Advocating for Your Black Child.  (A4YBC) is a free, 8-week psycho-education series for Black parents and caregivers of Black children & teens (elementary-high school) living with mental health and/or learning differences. Advocating for Your Black Child (A4YBC) is offered in a virtual group setting so that you can safely and confidently connect with other Black Parents.  The class provides critical information & strategies created specifically with the Black family in mind.   The A4YBC curriculum provides a wealth of practical resources throughout the series. It was designed specifically to support the Black family in navigating school, political and social systems for your child.


NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA, it facilitates a better understanding of mental health conditions, increases coping skills and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members. Also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.


NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a class for adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.


NAMI Basics is a class for parents, guardians and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

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La clase de Persona a Persona es una clase gratuita de 8 semanas para adults con condiciones de salud mental que enfoca en la recuperación.


NAMI Basics es un programa educativo gratuito de 6 semanas para padres y cuidadores familiares de niños y adolescentes (22 años o menos) que experimentan síntomas de una enfermedad mental o que ya han sido diagnosticados.

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