Peer to Peer

Peer to Peer


Resources for families:

NAMI understands the impact of mental illness on a family is huge and often traumatic. Helping families cope, adjust, understand, and advocate is a crucial factor in making strides in wellness for the family member living with mental illness and the wellbeing of the family in general.


Family Support Group

NAMI Basics

Resources for individuals experiencing a mental health condition:

NAMI believes that peer support for individuals living with mental illness is a vital tool in recovery and adjustment in the face of the unique challenges of a brain disorder. NAMI Peer-to-Peer deals with all facets of the impact of mental illness, utilizing the vast store of knowledge and experience of NAMI members across the country to help in recovery and improved mental wellness.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

Resources for professionals and community members:

Individuals living with mental illness need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery. NAMI is a clearing house for local mental health resources and works toward educating the public through events and our monthly forums on mental health & wellness, Inside Passages. This program provides a place for our community to learn, gain insight, and exchange views on a wide variety of mental health related issues presented by local and regional experts in the field.

Inside Passages

NAMI Family Support Group Spring Series

If you are interested in upcoming programs such as
NAMI Family to Family, NAMI Basics or Peer-to-Peer, please email the office at so we can contact you with upcoming dates.

Continuing Education Credits Now Available for Inside Passages Forums

Register online for the CE Credit here or download the CE Credit application here.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress?

The Trust Training Cooperative (TTC) is providing the community with a groundbreaking public education program Mental Health First Aid that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.

In this training, Mental Health First Aid trainees are taught how to practice and respond appropriately to mental health problems in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help arrives. Find upcoming trainings in our community.

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