The NAMI Provider Education program helps people who work with individuals living with mental illness understand the experience of mental illness from individual and family perspectives. Through exposure to personal stories, participants may gain tools that increase their empathy and professional skills thereby improving patient care.
You have the power to shape an important piece of an individual or family’s journey toward recovery. As a participant, you can learn about the lasting impact your care can make in a moment of crisis. You may supplement your professional understanding of your field with an understanding of the emotional and practical consequences of living with and recovering from mental illness.
The panel of facilitators includes individuals living in recovery from mental illness, family members and mental health professionals. They will describe the vulnerability they experienced while seeking help and the factors that helped or hindered them. Equipped with the wisdom of their hindsight, you can learn about your opportunities for providing deeply effective care.
“When I went through the course, I kept thinking ‘what a wonderful learning experience that all our [hospital] staff need to have.’ We have worked hard over the years to create a more humanistic and compassionate culture. This program will definitely help us in that direction.” - Participant
“Most of the attendees have expressed that the course has profoundly affected their work. Many have stated that this was the best training they have ever taken.” - Teacher