NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends, and significant others of military service members and veterans, to help them comprehend what the military service member/veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment, and recovery. The class is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family education program and has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.
The program is designed to help family members understand and support their service member/veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their a family member who is a service member/veteran.
NAMI Homefront Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio is via a telephone line; a headset is recommended.
Register online for NAMI Homefront
*All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs.
Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:
“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.” – Mother of a Veteran
“I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.” – Spouse of a Veteran