1057 W. Fireweed Lane Suite 103

Anchorage, AK 99503

907-272-0227

toll free 844-907-1959

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For the community

Even if you may not be affected by mental illness, chances are someone in your life is. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. Across the population, 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or long-term recurring major depression. Learning more about mental health allows us to provide helpful support to those affected in our communities.

What is Family & Friends?

NAMI Family & Friends is a 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery

  • Effective communication strategies

  • The importance of self-care

  • Crisis preparation strategies

  • NAMI and community resources

Interested in a Family & Friends seminar for your organization?

Send us an email or give us a call!

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Two versions of the training are available: mental health first aid for adults and mental health first aid for public safety.

Take a course. Save a life. Strengthen your community.

What you’ll learn:

  • Facts about mental health conditions

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan (ALGEE)​​

  • How to apply the action plan in a variety of situations including:

    • Panic attacks​

    • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

    • Non-suicidal self-injury

    • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)

    • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use

    • Reaction to a traumatic event

Click here to sign up to be notified when the next course is scheduled!

Have questions? Send us an email, give us a call, or check out our frequently asked questions page!