NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others 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 is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
NAMI Homefront is designed specifically for spouses/partners, parents, siblings, adult children and others who love a Service Member or Veteran who is dealing with the complex challenges presented by a mental health condition. The goals of NAMI Homefront are to:
- provide the fundamental information necessary for the family to understand what the Service Member or Veteran is experiencing
- help the family cope with the impact that mental illness has on the person living with the illness and the entire family.
- provide tools for the family to use even after completing the program that will assist them in responding as effectively as possible to challenging situations and crises
- help the family members learn to take care of their own needs in addition to those of their family.
To add your name to our waiting list call the NAMI office at 216-876-7776
or email Terri Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org