NAMI Basics

What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.

NAMI Basics Education Program

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child age 17 or younger who has anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, ODD, PTSD or another brain disorder? This free six-week course helps parents and caregivers advocate for their children within school and health care settings while promoting the need for self-care, coping, and communication skills.


Tracee Black-Fall (614) 501-6264 Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

or email


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday, May 26, 2021
from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


During the pandemic, all classes will be held via Zoom.

ID: 778-659-9694
Password: 6145016264

Participant Perspectives

“This is such a great step by step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all.”

“The course is inclusive of almost all aspects of family and child resources. I could have spent a lifetime getting all this information on my own. I feel supported, strong and ready to go forward.”

“NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can’t be found in a doctor’s office.”

Contact Names: Johari Sharp: Tracee Black-Fall: NAMI Franklin County 1225 Dublin Road, Suite 050 Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-501-6264

About NAMI

About NAMI NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Franklin County is an affiliate of NAMI Ohio. NAMI Franklin County and dedicated volunteer members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.

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