VA Portland Health Care System
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - VA Partnership
For more than 10 years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has partnered with the VA across the nation and with VA Portland Health Care System to bring valuable classes to family members of Veterans.
There are currently two series of classes that are taught by NAMI-trained family members: The Family-to-Family Program, and the Homefront Program. Both of these programs are free, and are designed specifically for spouses/partners, parents, siblings and others who want to better understand, and support, Veterans with challenging mental health conditions.
The NAMI Homefront Program was developed, in collaboration with the VA, specifically for the families/significant others of Veterans – with the primary focus being on understanding trauma, combat stress, TBI, and PTSD, among other topics. See the attached flyer for more details and for registration information.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Program is focused on a broad range of mental illnesses, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, among others, with less focus on trauma and PTSD than the Homefront Program. See the attached flyer for more details and registration information.
Both of these programs combine instructional curriculum with a support group environment. Participants in these classes come away with much greater insight into the Veteran’s struggles, and with skills and resources to better manage challenging situations.”
For more information, talk to your VA Mental Health Provider or contact our VAPORHCS NAMI partners:
- NAMI Multnomah 503-228-5692
NAMI Resource Center for Veterans & Active Duty.
- NAMI Multnomah
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