Nami Basics

The fundamentals of caring for you, your
family and your child with mental illness

What is NAMI Basics?
NAMI Basics is a 6-week education program for
parents and caregivers of children and adolescents
living with mental illnesses. It is taught by trained
teachers who have raised a child who developed a
mental illness before the age of 13.

All instruction materials are FREE to participants.

Goals of the Program:
 To give the basic information necessary to take
the best care possible of your child, your family
and yourselves
 To help you cope with the
impact that mental illness

Course Includes:
 Introduction. It is no one’s
fault. Mental illnesses are
brain disorders.
 Getting an accurate
diagnosis: childhood bipolar
disorder, anxiety disorders,
depression, ADD, ODD, OCD
and others
 Treatment works! An
overview of treatment
 Communication skills,
problem solving, crisis
preparation and response,
handling challenging
behaviors, relapse planning
 Record keeping and dealing
with systems your child is
involved in such as school
and juvenile activities
For info visit:


Date: Sept. 16. 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: NAMI Center
10554 Spring Hill Dr.

Teacher: Dawn Bloxom
Phone: 352-684-0004



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