NAMI Portage-Wood County educational classes
The more you know about mental illness, the better you will be able to live with it.
There are no classes being offered at this time, however we hope to offer classes again in 2021.
Please contact the affiliate for more information.
If your organization, church, business or school would like to hold a free educational speaker please contact our affiliate. We have individuals with lived experience trained in NAMI In Our Own Voice, NAMI Chat and NAMI Ending the Silence.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.
NAMI Basics is a free 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.
The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there too.
NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions.
These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.
Schedule an In Our Own Voice presentation for your school, business or organization by contacting Linda at 715-572-7135 or Jamie at 715-305-9855.
NAMI Ending the Silence
Ending the Silence is a presentation designed to teach adolescents and young adults about mental illness. This 50 minute presentation is led by two trained presenters educating about NAMI and includes a young adult sharing their story of recovery.
Contact Linda Froehlich at 715-572-7135 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule a presentation in your high school, college or technical campus, or your organization.
Mental Health Wellness Series
NAMI Portage-Wood Counties and the Suicide Prevention Mental Health Awareness Coalition offers a monthly speaker to educate the public on topics associated with mental illness.
These meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 7:00–8:00 pm in the Oak Room of the Ascension Building located at 2501 Main Street in Stevens Point.
NAMI Portage-Wood Counties provides a casual social following the speaker. Call 715-544-9653 for more information an schedule of speakers and topics can be found under the News section of this website.
NAMI Chat is a class taught by trained NAMI Portage-Wood Counties members for children in the 3rd through 5th grades.
The CHAT presentation helps educate local youths about mental illness and how we can better understand and offer support and compassion to those living with mental health conditions.
The class is 45–60 minutes long and can be adapted to your classroom or organization's time schedule.