Education Classes

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NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.


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.

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


If you would like to schedule a Family & Friends presentation for your church, class, or community group, please contact NAMI Chattanooga at 423-521-2590.


NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. 

NAMI of East Tennessee is in dire need of trained Ending The Silence and In Our Own Voice presenters. Read these program descriptions. If you would like to give back to the mental health community by becoming a presenter, contact NAMI Tennessee Education Director Denise Stewart at 615-361-6608.


NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery.


NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.

For a complete list of NAMI TN programs, visit HERE.

NAMI National

HelpLine Resource Directory

NAMI HelpLine volunteers and staff have compiled this directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs.


The resources included in the NAMI National Resource Directory are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.