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NAMI 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:


  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.

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 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.

NAMI Basics

A six-week course for parents and primary care givers of children or adolescents living with mental illness.

  • Trauma for child and family
  • Biology of mental illness
  • Latest research and treatment advances
  • Overview of treatment options
  • Impact on caregivers and siblings
  • Overview of the system of care

Click here for a more detailed course description.

NAMI Indy FaithNET

A mental illness awareness and education program for clergy and congregational leaders of all faith traditions.

  • October mental illness awareness event
  • May mental illness education conference
  • Lending library of books and videos for use in faith communities
  • Speakers bureau

Click here for more information on the NAMI Indy FaithNet Program.

CIT (Crisis Intervention Team)

A community partnership among NAMI 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.

Provider Education

Education program for mental health service providers co-taught by consumers, professionals and family members.

In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness

A 90-minute interactive, multi-media presentation by consumers for consumers and others about living with mental illness.

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Your Community's Voice on Mental Illness