Education

NAMI Washtenaw County offers a number of educational opportunities for people who are affected by mental illness to learn about various conditions, treatments, finding support, life skills, as well as other resources and helps.  Click on the links below to learn more about each program. All of these are offered at no cost to the participants.  Registration is required for some classes.

  • Family to Family is a 12-week course for families, loved ones, and care givers of people who are living with a mental illness.
  • Peer to Peer is a 10-week course offered for people who are living with a mental illness.
  • Paths to Recovery Conference is the NAMI WC annual one-day mental illness conference offered in the fall of each year.  
  • In Our Own Voice is a 60 to 90 minute NAMI presentation for the public by individuals living with mental illness to promote education, empowerment and recovery.
  • Parents and Teachers as Allies NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies is an in-service mental health presentation for current and future school personnel. It familiarizes school personnel with the early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents.
  • Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation that raises awareness and understanding of mental illness for students, dispels misconceptions, and reduces stigma.
  • Mental Health Matters is a NAMI WC workgroup that focuses on community-wide advocacy and education.