NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans who have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/Veteran.
What You’ll Gain
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental health conditions. This in-person experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:
- Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
- Support your family member with compassion
- Identify and access federal, state and local services
- Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression and substance use
- Understand current treatments and evidence-based therapies
- Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
- Manage a crisis, solve problems and communicate effectively
What People Are Saying
“This training has been really helpful for me to process much of my own emotions. I am at a point now that being able to stop and look back at exactly how far we’ve come and being reminded of the painful past but positive changes was very empowering. Sometimes when we get stuck in the routine of moving on we lose sight of how far we’ve come.”
“I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.”
“You realize that he will never be the same having been through war. I learned how to treat him more as an adult than as a hurt child.”— Mother of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA clinic
“We are still friends with everyone that was in the class. There’s always and open ear and an open heart and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.” — Father of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA hospital
Current and Upcoming NAMI Homefront Classes
NAMI Homefront – Meets every Tuesday from 9:00am – 11:00am from October 6 – November 10. CLICK HERE to register for “Eastern Daytime” sessions.
NAMI Homefront – Meets every Wednesday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm from October 7 – November 11. CLICK HERE to register for “Eastern Evening” sessions.
NAMI Homefront – Meets every Monday from 8:30pm – 10:30pm from October 5 – November 9. CLICK HERE to register for “Pacific Evening” sessions.
NAMI Homefront – Meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm from October 6 – November 10. CLICK HERE to register for “Central Evening” sessions.
Become a NAMI Homefront teacher!
There are currently no NAMI Homefront State Trainings scheduled in Kansas, but you may express your interest in becoming a NAMI Homefront teacher to email@example.com. NAMI Kansas will then contact you when the next State Training is scheduled.