Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What You’ll Learn

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

What People Are Saying

“Hearing personal experiences and how relatable my experiences are to them was very helpful. Hearing specific strategies to communicate and specific traits that people with mental illness have. Know that the illness is what can cause “cruelty” and poor decisions rather than the person.”

“I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected…it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.”

Sign Up For A Seminar Below!


Saturday July 6th | John H Boner Community Center, 2236 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

FREE EVENT! Doors open at 9:30 for Breakfast and the seminar ends at 2:15pm. Childcare, lunch and raffle is provided! Space is limited to 25 participants. Click below to register now!

Saturday July 27th | Raphael Health Center, 401 East 34th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205

FREE EVENT! Doors open at 9:30 for Breakfast and the seminar ends at 2:15pm. Childcare, lunch and raffle is provided! Space is limited to 25 participants. Click below to register now!

Saturday August 10th | CAFE (Community Alliance of the Far Eastside) 8902 East 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46226

FREE EVENT! Doors open at 9:30 for Breakfast and the seminar ends at 2:15pm. Childcare, lunch and raffle is provided! Space is limited to 25 participants. Click below to register now!

Saturday August 17th | VA Hospital Basement Auditorium 1481 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

FREE EVENT! Doors open at 9:30 for Breakfast and the seminar ends at 2:15pm. Lunch and raffle is provided! Space is limited to 50 participants. Click below to register now