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Mental Health Education

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Education is a key to helping eliminate and reduce stigma in our society. It also helps in enhancing a desire to seek treatment, therapy and support that inspires a focus on recovery. NAMI Southwest Missouri offers several education opportunities for the general public.

Mental Illnesses historically have been diseases that others dreaded and feared — often because they were uninformed.

When diagnosed with a mental illness:

  • Many people are confused and frightened, and they do not understand what has happened to them.
  • They may find it hard to believe they have a brain disorder.
  • They may wonder whether their lives will ever seem “normal” again.

Family Members have questions and concerns themselves for their loved one.

  • What do I do if there is a crisis?
  • How can I get a clear diagnosis for my relative?
  • What local services in my community am I missing out on?

NAMI SWMO and the HOPE Center offers various support groups and educational courses for individuals with mental illness and their family members/caregivers:

If you have questions about any programs or services call 417-864-7119.

NAMI Basics


A free six-week group education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed.

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NAMI Family-to-Family

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A free 12-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness.

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NAMI Homefront

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A free 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and help in their journey toward recovery.

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