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NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.

Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.

What You’ll Gain
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental health conditions. This in-person experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

● Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
● Support your family member with compassion
● Identify and access federal, state and local services
● Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury,      anxiety, depression and substance use
● Understand current treatments and evidence-based therapies
● Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
● Manage a crisis, solve problems and communicate effectively

Sign Up For A Class
Find the NAMI Homefront nearest to you. If a class isn’t available, contact your local NAMI Affiliate about starting one or take NAMI Homefront Online.

 

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Visit the VA's official Myhealthevet Page for Corona Virus information for veterans with links to other important resources.

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Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 

If you are having an emergency call 9-1-1

 

VA Mental Health sources logoU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Information

Direct link to VA Mental Health Home: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

 

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Veterans Blue Book imageYou can read and download "The Blue Book: A Western Massachusetts Guidebook for Veterans and their Families," created by the Office of the Northwestern District Attorney

 

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PTSD And Trauma: Not Just For Veterans

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Related Conditions

NAMI Homefront: NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and  veterans with mental health conditions.

 

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The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commision MRC Springfield, 243 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA

Phone 413-736-7296

 

 

Mass Substance Use Helpline logoMassachusetts Substance Use Helpline Phone: 1-800-482-2565

 

Office of inspector general logoDepartment of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General; Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

 

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Call Center Homeless Vets logoNational Call Center for Homeless Vets 1-877-424-3838 Free and Confidential

 

NRD logo National Resource Directory 1-800-827-1000

 

  N.E. Adventures logo Providing outdoor sporting events for N.E. Veterans, service members and their families

 

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Helping Veterans and their families make the transition between military and civilian life Since 1979

To find your local Vet Center click on the logo at left, then select the locations tab on the Vet Center website.

 

 

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Upcoming Veterans Events

 

 

Welcome to NAMI's discussion groups. Here you can find support, share knowledge, ask questions and interact with people who have had similar experiences.

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