Basics is a 6 class program offered for any parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent living with mental illness. The program is taught by trained parents who have had similar experiences with their own children.


NAMI Basics covers:

  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively

  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress

  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion

  • Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings

  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects

  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems

  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family

NAMI Lansing Signature Programs 2021

Registration is required for our Education Programs

All class will be held virtually, using Zoom technology.

Next Available Class for NAMI Basics    TBD