Programs

NAMI Montgomery County offers the following free programs:

Be sure to check the calendar for cancellations!


Education Classes & Support Groups

NAMI Basics is a 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. This course meets once a week for six weeks.

BASICS CLASS MEETING DATES:

SIX (6) ZOOM SESSIONS ON SATURDAYS

TIME TO BE DETERMINED

START DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED ONCE A MINIMUM OF SIX REGISTRANTS IS REACHED.

Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Registration for this program is required.

You will be notified by email before class begins.

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:

CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS IN PERSON MONDAY EVENINGS
Location:
Christ Church United Methodist
3440 Shroyer Road, Room 246, Kettering, OH
Time:
7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON, be sure to register NO LATER THAN 2:00 pm the day of group and a Zoom link will be sent that afternoon.

NAMI Family-to-Family is an 8-week class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Family-to-Family helps attendees gain a better understanding of mental health conditions, increases coping skills, and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS MEETING DATES:

Every Wednesday evening for eight (8) weeks

September 28-November 16, 2022

6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

In-person at Eunoia Life Center:

305 Edgewood Ave. in Dayton

Registration for this program is required.

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.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP MEETS IN PERSON ON THE 1ST, 2ND, 4TH AND 5TH (when it occurs) THURSDAY EVENINGS
Location:
Christ Church United Methodist
3440 Shroyer Road, Room 24
6, Kettering, OH
Time:
7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

Be sure to register. Let us know if you have a problem with attending in person that evening.


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 8, 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. This class meets once a week for eight weeks.

PEER-TO-PEER CLASS MEETING DATES:

EIGHT (8) ZOOM SESSIONS ON TUESDAY EVENING

6:15 PM TO 8:45 PM

START DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED ONCE A MINIMUM OF SIX REGISTRANTS IS REACHED.

Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Registration for this program is required.

You will be notified by email before class begins.


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. This class meets once a week for six weeks.

HOMEFRONT CLASS MEETING DATES:

TBD

SIX (6) ZOOM SESSIONS ON TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6:15 PM TO 8:45 PM

START DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED ONCE A MINIMUM OF SIX REGISTRANTS IS REACHED.

Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Registration for this program is required.

You will be notified by email before class begins.

Register for Homefront.

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NAMI Homefront is also offered online through NAMI NATIONAL! We understand that our class schedule may no match with yours. Check out NAMI National to see if they have a more convenient time and day.

Go to www.nami.org click on programs and sign up to receive registration information for NAMI Homefront Online.

Key features of In Loving Arms:

  • This is a specialized support opportunity 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 scheduled personal sessions involve parenting, giving and receiving support, and other issues uniquely faced by partners of those affected with a mental illness.

Please contact the office at 937-299-3667 to set up a private appointment.

A free six-week educational course about mental health for teens and young adults, ages 13-17 who have a mental health diagnosis. Progression is taught by peers who have a mental health diagnosis and are now living in recovery. The two-hour course meets once a week, for six weeks.

PROGRESSION COURSE MEETING DATES:

2022
Dates to be Announced

Plan to Attend ALL Six (6) Saturday Classes
ZOOM SESSIONS
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please register to inform us that you are interested in this class.

Registration for this program is required.

You will be notified by email before class begins.

Progression Teen Support Group

NAMI Montgomery County Ohio is pleased to offer a mental health Teen Support Group (ages 13 - 17) under Progression programming in partnershp with Pinellas County Florida. This a peer-led support group for young adults living with mental illness, who gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

By sharing experiences in a safe and confidential setting, teens gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows young adult voices to be heard, and provides an opportunity for their personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. Participants will benefit through sharing of each other’s experiences, leading them to discover their inner strength.

TEEN SUPPORT GROUP MEETS ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM, THE 2ND THURSDAY EVENING of every month,
FROM 7:
30 PM - 8:30 pm.

An email with the Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the event.

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!

Contact Us.

Phone: (937) 299-3667