NAMI Greenville is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives and treatment for those who suffer from a mental illness. NAMI Greenville provides free education, support and advocacy for the mentally ill and their families.
The majority of funding for NAMI Greenville comes from donations made by members of the local community, individuals and corporations alike. While grants supplement our mission; we will still rely heavily upon community monetary support to sustain our level of commitment to those in need in the Greenville area.
NAMI Greenville offers the following programs:
Family-to-Family Education: This course consists of a series of 12 classes for families of persons with psychiatric disorders. The course balances basic education about the disorders along with skill training, self-care, emotional support and empowerment. For 1st degree adult relatives only (parents, spouse/significant other, sibling or adult child).
Peer-to-Peer Education: Through a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group process, this nine-week course addresses the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness.
Basics: A six-week education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents (up to 21 years of age) living with mental illness. Program provides education concerning diagnosis and symptoms, as well as school issues and support.
Parents & Teachers as Allies: This two-hour presentation for schools is a great program to get teachers to identify children early who are at risk for a mental illness so they can get them on the right track in school to be successful.
Crisis Intervention Training: This Continuing Education Unit Program is designed to educate and prepare law enforcement officers to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and to respond effectively and appropriately to people who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.
Provider Education: This Continuing Education Unit Program has been developed for mental health care professionals and providers (doctors, nurses, therapist, etc.). This course contains five sessions adapted from the Family to Family program and five new sessions written specifically for professional mental health care providers.