Programs and Services
Programs for Family Members & Friends
NAMI Santa Fe provides several programs for the family members and friends of those suffering from Mental Illness:
Family to Family, a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness.
Family Support Group, a free, drop-in, peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.
Family and Friends, a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.
Programs for Consumers
Connection Recovery Support Group, a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness.
NAMI Santa Fe Information Meetings, education meeting open to the general public and FREE of charge. Guest speakers range from the Department of Health and Human Services, to the director of Psychiatry at the County Detention Center, or private practitioners who give us advice of self-care and stress-reduction techniques.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aides learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.