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Improving the availability of inclusive mental health
services for all residents in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

NAMI Basics Offered Online and Locally

NAMI Basics is an education program available free of charge for parents and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Since 2009, NAMI Basics has been offered in an in-person format by NAMI Affiliates in local communities.

To meet increasing demand for more convenient access to the program, NAMI created an OnDemand version of NAMI Basics, which is offered online and available 24/7.

Both NAMI Basics format options - in person and OnDemand - offer parents and caregivers the unique opportunity to quickly realize they're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

Program Highlights Include:

• Solving problems and communicating effectively

• How to take care of yourself and handle stress

• Accepting that mental health conditions are no one's fault

• Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion

• Advocating for your child's rights at school and in health care settings

• Learning about different types of mental health care professionals, available treatmentoptions and therapies

• Preparing for and responding to crisis

• Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems

• Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family • Brain biology and getting a diagnosis

IN Person and ON Demand

Homefront is now available online and in regional, traditional classes. Choose the option that works best for you. Learn more at this link.

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The Clay, Platte, Ray Mental Health Board of Trustees
3100 NE 83rd Street, #2700, Kansas City, MO 64119 • (816) 468-1772 •
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