NAMI Basics

Our Winter 2019 Basics class will meet on Thursday evenings in North Portland, from January 17th through February 28th!
(see future 2019 class dates below) 

Registration is required! Please call 503.228.5692.

(Download flyer here)

NAMI BASICS is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for parents and primary caregivers of children or adolescents living with mental illness. The course and supplemental materials are offered free of charge. Total classroom time of 15 hours, covered in six 2-½ hour sessions.

NAMI BASICS offers education and support, and is taught by parents and caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children. Course elements include:

  • The trauma of mental illness for the child and family
  • The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis
  • The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family including caregivers and siblings
  • An overview of the systems involved in caring for the children and teens
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For more info and to register, call 503.228.5692. 

  • Winter 2019 class information:
    Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
    January 17th – February 28th (does not meet on February 14th)
    North Portland (location provided at registration)

  • Spring 2019 class information:
    Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
    April 9th – May 14th
    Northeast Portland (location provided at registration)

  • Summer 2019 class information:
    Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. 
    May 18th – June 22nd 
    Northeast Portland (location provided at registration)

An Introduction to NAMI Basics Video

Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm