NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, friends, and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-session recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions.
The new 3-digit number for mental health and suicide crisis, is now available across the nation. This is a reality because of mental health advocates like you who raised their voice in support of a vision that we can provide everyone a better response to mental health crises.
Anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis can call or text 988 or chat with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
No matter where you live, you can be connected to trained crisis counselors at Lifeline call centers across the country. This support is available to people in crisis or their loved ones, and it is free, confidential and available 24/7/365.
Learn more about 988 and what it means for you at nami.org/988.
Family Support Group will be offered two times per month. It will be on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
The first Tuesday will be online via Zoom.
The third Tuesday will be in person.
The following NAMI Affiliates are offering support groups as well and offer more options to attend a support group meeting. Please click the links below for more information.
Please click here to view the News page for recent mental health awareness event at St . Paul’s Church in Westminster, MD.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.
COVID-19 Response & Resources
We know that this is very stressful and unusual time for everyone.
NAMI Carroll County Maryland is here for you.
NAMI Carroll County is an affiliate of NAMI Maryland.
NAMI Maryland has compiled a COVID-19 Resource guide.
We encourage you to follow the link below for more information.
NAMI MD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Link
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email or call us at (410) 857-3650.
Online Training Available
NAMI offers the following free online training:
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others.