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NAMI Shelby Mental Illness Education and Support Group in Shelby County Alabama

ALL Educational Classes , Presentations, Support groups and Meetings are Free!


NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth.  Teens learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs.  This program instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness.  For more information contact Joan Elder, 205-527-4776.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a free, unique public education presentation that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental illness.  Trained individuals living with mental illness lead a brief, yet comprehensive and interactive presentation about mental illness. To schedule a presentation contact Joan Elder, 205-527-4776.


NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies

NAMI Parents and Teachers As Allies is a free two-hour, in-service program that helps school professionals better understand the early warning signs of emotional and behavioral difficulties in  children and adolescents.  It helps with understanding how best to intervene so that youth with mental health treatment needs are linked with services.  For more information contact Joan Elder, 205-527-4776.


NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.

For more information please contact Joan Elder or 205 527 4776

NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.

September 11, 2017  

if you are interested please contact Laura or Laurie or email

Laura Helenius or 205-267-2986

Laurie Griffen   or 205-381-7296

NAMI Shelby Mental Illness Education and Support Groups

Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support. The people who attend come from all different situations, parents of individuals, children of individuals, grandparents and siblings. Along with all types of mental illnesses like Major Depression, Bi Polar, schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder. Some are at the first diagnoses and others have had a long road they have already traveled.