What Programs Does NAMI Oklahoma Offer?
In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness is a unique public education presentation that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental illness. Trained individuals living with mental illness lead a brief yet comprehensive and interactive, presentation about mental illness.
Family-to-Family is a free 12-week course for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.
Family Support Groups are meetings of caregivers of individuals with a mental illness where family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom.
NAMI Basics is a free six-week peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children who have either been diagnosed with a mental illness, or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. The course is taught by trained teachers who are caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness during childhood.
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.
NAMI on Campus clubs are student – run, student-led organizations that provide mental health support, education, and advocacy in a university or college setting.
Connection Recovery Support Groups is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. These groups provide an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness.
NAMI Ending the Silence is helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness. We teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions. Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a grassroots advocacy training program that takes participants through a step-by-step process that enables them to leave with a two-minute, compelling personal story that can be adapted and used to advocate in numerous ways.
Parents and Teachers as Allies is a two-hour in-service program that focuses on helping school professionals and families within the school community better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children. It also covers the lived experience of mental illnesses and how schools can best communicate with families about mental health related concerns.
Peer-to-Peer is a 10-week course for people with mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living with mental illness.