When learning that yourself or a loved one may have a mental illness or
behavioral health issue a search for information often ensues. The
following resources provide additional information and education to
individuals, family members, and friends seeking resources.
Other resources that may be of assistance include Finding Help by Location, Navigating the System, and Support Groups.
Support and Family Education (The SAFE Program) is a monthly 1 ½ hour
confidential workshop for family members and friends of Veterans. There
is no cost associated with participating in the program. All adolescent
and adult family members of Veterans are welcome to participate.
Attending the SAFE program provides opportunities to:
If you would like to learn more about the SAFE program, please contact Natalie at 1-800-451-5796 ext. 9-4944 or Colleen at 1-800-451-5796 ext. 9-4396.
NAMI’s Connection Recovery Support Groups are support group meetings led by trained individuals who are in recovery from mental illness themselves.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. All groups are confidential; participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.
Click here to find a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meeting near you.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course
for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
The course is taught by trained family members and covers topics including:
Participants gain empathy by understanding the subjective, lived
experience of a person with mental illness. Special workshops address
problem solving, listening, and communication techniques. Focus is
dedicated to the caregiver addressing issues such as coping with worry,
stress, and emotional overload as well as acquiring strategies for
handling crises and relapse. Guidance on locating appropriate supports
and services within the community is provided alongside information on
advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.
For more information on NAMI’s Family to Family Education Program please call toll-free (877) 463-6264.
The content contained in this website is for informational purposes only and is
compiled and received from various sources.
The Kim Foundation does not endorse the resources provided and does not accept liability or responsibility for incorrect information provided.