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For Immediate Release From NAMI-NOVA!

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free education program for adults (18+) living with a mental health condition who wish to work towards wellness. This class is offered at no cost to participants, and is taught by a team of NAMI-trained peer mentors who have personal experience living with a mental health condition. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences.

This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. All information gathered in this form will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party or person.


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For Families and Loved Ones

NAMI offers free peer-led family support, education programs and trainings for family members, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.

We currently offer NAMI Peer-to-Peer as well as NAMI Young Adult Peer-to-Peer. Additional details on each program are below.

Learn more and REGISTER HERE!: https://nami-northernvirginia.org/support-...

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When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it's important to know that you're not alone. Family members, caregivers, and loved ones often play a large role in helping and supporting people who experience mental health conditions each year. Many family members and caregivers experience the same thoughts and questions you might be having now.

You may be trying to help a family member who doesn't have access to care or doesn't want help. Or you may want to learn how to support and encourage someone who has been hospitalized or experienced a similar mental health crisis. We realize that the challenges of mental illness do not only affect an individual's family members but also friends, teachers, neighbors, coworkers and others in the community. Whether you're providing a lot of assistance or very little, the information here can help you better understand the issues that you might face.

Learn more HERE!: https://nami-northernvirginia.org/support-...


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According to many studies, effectively reducing stigma pointed to one intervention: contact with someone successfully managing a mental illness. To reduce mental illness-related stigma, we need to feel comfortable having conversations about it. It used to be that cancer was “taboo” to talk about, but through open and honest conversations, cancer became de-stigmatized. The more we talk about mental health conditions, the more normalized it becomes. Starting the conversation is the first step.

Our presentations provide the public with the information and resources they need to better understand mental illness, how to recognize early warning signs and connect people with mental health challenges to community resources. Additionally, our community education programs strive to increase public awareness about the challenges of living with a mental illness and reduce stigma. offers community training presentations in an effort to help people grow their understanding of mental health conditions, how to respond to signs and symptoms, practical ways to connect people to mental health resources, and more.

Community education programs are provided at no cost to the public.

Mental Health 101

Support and Education-Presentation

Mental Health 101 is a presentation aimed to educate an audience about common mental illnesses, the impact of stigma, how to de-escalate a crisis, and available mental health resources at the local, state, and national levels. This presentation can be tailored to meet the needs of the audience.

Menal Health 101 is a 45-, 60-, or 90-minute presentation designed to educate audiences on common mental illnesses, the impact of stigma, crisis de-escalation techniques, and available mental health resources at the local, state, and national levels.

Led by a knowledgeable individual in the mental health field, with personal or familial experience with mental illness, Mental Health 101 presentations offer audience members the opportunity to ask questions and gain a foundational understanding of mental health basics.

These presentations aim to:


• Educate about common mental illnesses, their symptoms, and treatment options.

• Explain the impact of stigma on the mental health community and strategies to combat it.


• Provide steps to recognize and de-escalate a mental health crisis.
Highlight resources available for mental health support at the local, state, and national levels.


If you are interested in scheduling this presentation, please completed the Presentation Request Form. Or, submit a Program Interest Form with any questions/comments.

Learn more HERE!: https://nami-northernvirginia.org/support-... and HERE!: https://nami-northernvirginia.org/support-...


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