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NAMI Family to Family Educational Program
A FREE 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively, improve communication, and learn healthy boundaries Call Phyllis (631) 842-3954  Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk members

NAMI Basics Educational Program
A FREE 6-week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health conditions. NEW class starting on Tuesday evenings July 12 and ending on August 16 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Farmingville Mental Health Clinic. For more info for the upcoming class please contact Andrea: (631) 223-5030 ;

NAMI Peer to Peer Educational Program:
a FREE 10 week recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to
establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges.
The course provides critical information and strategies related to living
with mental illness. For more information please contact Deb (631) 675-6831;

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies

Empowering teachers and school personnel to make a lasting difference in the lives of their students, NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies (PTA) opens the door for schools to make a difference. Our free, on-site presentation is led by a team from your community consisting of a young adult with a mental health condition, a parent and a teacher. Our 90-minute program will share how to: – See more at:

NAMI Ending the Silence

Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can 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. – For more information visit:

NAMI Provider Education

For providers of mental health services.  Meets for 6 weeks.  For more information, visit

NAMI In Our Own Voice
For the general public.  For more information, visit

NAMI Hearts & Minds
For the general public.  Online, interactive, educational initiative.  For more information, visit

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