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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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NAMI Homefront Classes for Families of Veterans

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session class for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans. Sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).This class helps families comprehend what their loved one is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.  New NAMI Homefront classes will start in January 2018.

After taking the class one spouse of a veteran related: “I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.The course is designed to increase understanding and advocacy skills while helping participants maintain their own well-being. The program is taught by trained military/Veteran families who have a loved one with a mental health condition. All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs. To learn more and register for this online course, go to: www.nami.org/homefront.