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Education Programs

NAMI of Snohomish County offers an array of education and training programs for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public. NAMI’s education programs provide relevant information, valuable insight to reduce stigma, and the opportunity to engage in networks of support and understanding.
These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers, family members, and caregivers who have learned to live with their own illnesses or those of a family member. Facilitators have been extensively trained to use their own experience to help others.
Whether you are a consumer, a family member, a provider, or a member of the general public, there is a NAMI education or support program that can help you learn more about mental illnesses, develop coping strategies, or find the support you need.

Family-to-Family Program

The Family to Family Program is a 11-week course for family and friends of people with a mental illness that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that are needed to cope more effectively. These classes are on a to be arranged basis with the specifics on location etc coming with the registration process. For more information or a program brochure, please leave message at 425-339-3620 or email us at

Basics Program

A 6-week course for parents or primary caregivers of children and teens who may have mental illnesses. The program was developed by Teri Brewster, PhD., LPC, National Director NAMI Programs for Young Families, and a parent of someone with mental illness.  For more information or a program brochure, please contact us at 425-339-3620 or by email at

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Registration Open NOW: NAMI Basics for Parents Class Starting January 10th

Peer to Peer Education

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in light of their mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies useful for living with mental illness. This free program occurs over a 10 week period as a series of two hour evening sessions. For more information or a program brochure, please contact us at 425-339-3620 or by emailing us at:

In Our Own Voice

This program, sponsored by NAMI, provides an opportunity for a person living with mental illness to speak with community groups and share what it is like to live with mental illness. This educates, informs, and enlightens the public and reduces stigma. To help prepare the speaker, NAMI provides training to provide the best possible experience for both the presenter and the audience. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Julie VanderPloeg at 425-339-3620 or e-mail at .


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