Programs

NAMI Montgomery County offers the following free programs:

Be sure to check the calendar for cancellations!

Education Classes & Support Groups

NAMI Basics is the new signature 6-week education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

Location information: 305 Edgewood Avenue, Dayton, OH

Next class will start January 8, 2019 and will run through February 12, 2019. Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Registration for this program is required.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who've been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. Location information is provided below:

Christ United Methodist Church

3440 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH

Every Monday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Centerville United Methodist Church

63 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH

Second and fourth Saturday each month

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Huber Heights Library

[No more meetings will occur at this location. Check back for updates]

Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, OH

First Friday each month

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses.) The course is taught by trained family members. Topics covered include: Introduction to family education; symptoms of schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder; critical periods; subtypes within disorders; panic disorder and OCD; medication review; self-care, and more!

Location information:

Empowerment Life Center

305 Edgewood Avenue, Dayton, OH

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Registration for this program is required.

Next 12 week class begins February 2019.

Class will be scheduled when there are a minimum of six students. Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You'll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

Location Information:

Christ United Methodist Church

3440 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH

First Thursday of each month

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Centerville United Methodist Church

63 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH

Third Saturday of each month

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Huber Heights Library

Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, Oh

LAST MEETING AT THIS LOCATION:

SATURDAY, November 17th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

NAMI Homefront is a 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.

Class will be scheduled when there are a minimum of six students. Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Key features of In Loving Arms:

  • This is a specialized support group for those who have a spouse/partner living with a mental illness.
  • In Loving Arms was created due to the unique circumstances faced when living with a partner’s mental illness.
  • Issues covered in this group involve parenting, giving and receiving support, and other issues uniquely faced by partners of those affected with a mental illness.

Christ United Methodist Church, Room 204

3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH

Meetings are on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A free presentation given by people living with mental illness about recovery.

Learn about:

  • Dark days - a commonplace experience
  • Acceptance - the reality of having a mental illness can be a challenge
  • Treatment - clear and honest communication aids in treatment plans
  • Coping Skills - provides many with insight and meaning in their lives
  • Successes, hopes, and dreams - helps achieve fulfilling lives

Contact us at 937-299-3667 for more information!

KidShop is our free program for children in 1st to 12th grade. The program serves children who live with a family member with a mental health condition.

This program runs the first Saturday of every month.

Registration three days prior to date is required.

Location: HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 500 Hickory Street, Dayton, OH Time: 9:15 am to Noon

Please register to inform us that you are planning to have children participate in this class.

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of 10, two-hour sessions taught by a team of two trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources including:

Registration for this program is required. New Class to begin Summer 2018. Class will be scheduled when there are a minimum of six students. Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

A free six-week educational course about mental health for teens and young adults, ages 13-18 who have a mental health diagnosis.

Progression is taught by peers who have a mental health diagnosis and are now living in recovery.

The course meets once a week, for six weeks.

Registration for this program is required. Next start date to be determined due to unavailability of facilitators at this time.

Hot Topics in Mental Health

NOTE:

November 2018 and December 2018 No meeting due to Holidays

NEW! Hot Topics in Mental Health

Education Meeting will meet

QUARTERLY in 2019

at Christ Church United Methodist,

Schedule:

JANUARY 24th, APRIL 25th, JULY 25th, OCTOBER 24th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Join us for the opportunity as a consumer, family member, friend, community member, and/or professional to gather and discuss mental health information and concerns.


Contact Us.

Phone: (937) 299-3667