NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a 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.
  • The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.
By participating in NAMI Basics, you’ll realize that you are not alone. You’ll find support and shared understanding. And don’t forget, your experiences may also help others in the course! Together, you will all learn that recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
In this course you will find:

What People Are Saying

  • "This is such a great step-by-step program that walks parents through every step. It’s as if they’re holding your hand through it all."

  • "This class was unexpectedly wonderful! I did not expect to learn so very, very much! This program is well-written with excellent segues between topics. It covers so much more than BASICS—the title doesn't do it justice."

  • "I find it truly remarkable that this is free to those who are interested."

  • "NAMI Basics OnDemand allows parents and primary caregivers to easily access information and resources available to support themselves and their family’s mental health needs."

  • "The convenience of being able to do the program when I was able to find the time was invaluable."

Sign Up For A Class

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our in-person classes are on hold. We have two options below for those interested in taking the class. There are virtual classes being scheduled around the state. You can sign up to be notified about the next class and to save your seat or you can take the NAMI Basics On Demand class right away. 


Sign up here to reserve your spot in the next in-person class » 

*You will receive an email notification when the class is scheduled.


Register for the award-winning NAMI Basics OnDemand course.

If you have any questions about NAMI Basics, please call/text 843-284-3091 or email