Education

NAMI Greater Indianapolis education courses for individuals with mental illness, families, caretakers, providers and the general public are all offered at no charge to the participant.

These programs draw on the expertise of mental health professionals and educators, as well as the experience of mental health consumers and their family and friends who have learned to live well with mental illness and are eager to help others.

Learn More about NAMI's educational programs:

CIT (Crisis Intervention Team)
A community partnership among NAMI Greater Indianapolis, law enforcement, and mental health professionals, CIT provides 40 hours of specialized training to selected law enforcement officers, who are then equipped to divert persons with mental illness who are in crisis away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
Click here for more information on the CIT project.

Family-to-Family
A 12-week course for persons who have a loved one with mental illness. Topics include:
Symptoms and treatment of bipolar, major depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder and substance abuse.
Medication review and brain research
Communication skills/ empathy
Self-care
The mental health care system
Advocacy
Click here for a more detailed course description.Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-Peer
A ten-week course for persons with a diagnosed mental illness in recovery.
Establishing and maintaining your own wellness and recovery
Planning relapse prevention
Setting and achieving goals
Working with providers and the general public
Click here for a more detailed course description.