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NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through recovery focused support, education and advocacy.

Mental Health First Aid trainings offered

Mental Health First Aid is a 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how to assist an individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Audiences that would benefit from this type of training would be school personnel, faith communities, first responders, employers and individuals working with youth and young adults.

As a part of the SW Mental Health First Aid Collaborative, NAMI Southwestern PA offers several modules of Mental Health First Aid Courses, adult, youth (ages 12-17), Public Safety and Higher Education (ages 18-24). Contact NAMI Southwestern PA at 412-366-3788 for information about scheduling a training for your group or organization.

Family Education Available

Learn more about NAMI's family education programs, NAMI Basics and NAMI Family-to-Family. The courses have been described by many as "life-changing". The Family-to-Family Education program has also been included in SAMHSHA's National Registry of Evidence-based Program and Practices.