Education classes are offered from one to three times per year depending upon demand and teacher availability. Please view our calendar page for the scheduled dates of the classes we are currently offering. In addition to the following programs, NAMI Greenville offers regularly scheduled support groups and one-on-one peer support sessions for persons with mental illness and their families. We also offer facilitator training for caregivers and consumers.
Although education classes are free, pre-registration is required for them through NAMI-Greenville.
Please register by calling us: 864.331.3300
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am to 2pm
You can learn more about classes and registration by sending us an email.
NAMI Greenville Offers the Following Programs
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). Must register through the office at 864-331-3300.
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. Must register through the office at 864-331-3300.
Through a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group process, this ten-week course addresses the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness.
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.
This 5-session Continuing Education Unit program has been developed for mental health care professionals and providers (doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, etc.) to provide information about the hardships that families and patients face so as to appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with and recover from mental illness and to make them part of the treatment team.
Crisis Intervention Team 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.
In Our Own Voice
Two people living with mental illness share compelling and personal testimonies of living with and overcoming the challenges posed by mental illness. This program is tailored to 60-90 minutes for churches, civic groups, schools, and other organizations.