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NAMI Family and Friends Primer

NAMI Family & Friends is a 90 minute mental health primer for people with a loved one living with a mental health condition. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations. Please email to express interest in our Mental Health Primer. We are moving to an online format for our April 11, 2020 session while our education host location is on COVID-19 protocols.

NAMI Davidson Co. hosts Family & Friends monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute (MTMHI) at 221 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, 37214. The class is free. Pre-registration is required. Attendees must be 18 years and up. An ID, such as a driver’s license is required. No large purses or backpacks are allowed.

Class will not be held if it falls directly on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, or July 4th. Additionally, if inclement weather should cause schools to close, or result in weather warnings (not watches), class will not be held.

What You’ll Learn:

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Classes are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3 pm and last from 90 minutes to 2 hours. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, please go to our online calendar, click on the class event on the 2nd Saturday of the month and follow the prompts.

 CLICK HERE. to go to our online calendar.

Questions? Please call NAMI Davidson at 615-891-4724 or email us at

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