NAMI Northwoods announces NAMI BASICS, an online education program for parents,
grandparents and other caregivers of children and adolescents (up to age 21) who are experiencing emotional difficulties or
behavioral problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE JOIN US IN CLASS? The course covers the “basics” on stigma, mental health
current conditions and therapies. It covers crisis management, problem solving and communication
effectively, as well as the impact on the whole family and the need for self-care. It shares information and
resources for navigating health care, school (eg IEP / 504) and juvenile justice systems. Participants develop
confidence and stamina to support their child with compassion. Most importantly, participants become a
community of people who relate to the experience of others, provide information and support that often
continue long after the end of the course.
The class is taught by trained parents with lived experience. Teachers’ note:
“We know what the participants are going through because we have been there. We like to share this course with
others because we would have liked to have taken the course earlier – it would have made a big difference to us and our
Recovery is a journey – this course provides a roadmap for parents. He transforms the “I” in the disease into “us” in
There are 2 possible times for the course – we ask participants to register for the one that suits them best.
If a class does not fill up, we will offer an alternate time slot for parents / guardians.
Tuesdays Oct. 5 – Nov. 9, 2021 (6 classes) Online
Hour # 1: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hour # 2: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Three in five people have a mental health problem. Those who suffer from mental health
conditions and family members and relatives may face multiple hospitalizations,
employment and financial problems, suicide attempts, legal problems, poor housing options, stigma and
insufficient medical insurance. NAMI Northwoods, in collaboration with Healthy Minds for Lincoln County,
offers classes and support groups because we recognize the impact that a mental health problem can have on the
individual as well as the whole family and create a support network.
Registration for these free courses is available by contacting [email protected] or calling Kay
at 715-254-1864 or JoAnne at 715-846-5346.