NAMI Utah offers free support groups and education for anyone impacted by mental health conditions throughout Utah – including those with mental health conditions and their family members or loved ones. Our popular programs, in English and Spanish, educate and support participants, helping them realize they are not alone, recovery is possible and treatment works.

NAMI Utah offers hope for anyone in Utah impacted by mental illness through our free courses and support groups. Our peer-led programs are taught by certified teachers and facilitators who have personal experience with their own mental health condition or with a loved one who has a mental health condition.

  • For Parents of Youth and Teens with Mental Health Conditions

    Basics is a free, 6-week course for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics provides the opportunity to connect with others in similar circumstances. You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care.
    To register for NAMI Utah Basics Live Online, click here.
    To register for Basics OnDemand, click here.

  • A free 90-minute seminar for those wanting to know how to support their loved ones.

    NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition.

    Register for Free Online Family and Friends Seminar  

  • For Adult Family Members of Loved Ones with a Mental Health Condition

    Family-to-Family is a free 8-week course for family members, friends and significant others of adults living with mental health conditions. This evidence based course offers critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also discover that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

    Register for Free Online Family-to-Family Course

  • For Families, Caregivers, and Friends of Military Service Members and Veterans

    NAMI Homefront is a free 6-week course designed to meet the unique needs of families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. This program, offering education, support and hope, is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions. 

    Sign up to receive registration information for NAMI Homefront Online

  • For Family Members and Loved Ones of Anyone with a Mental Health Condition

    Our Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for family members and loved ones of individuals with a mental health condition. Come meet others who understand what you are experiencing. Learn from one another and share in supportive, confidential environment.

    Register for Free Online Family Support Group

  • For Teens, ages 13-18 with Mental Health Conditions

    Progression is a free 6-week course for teens with mental health conditions. Classes are taught through readings, interactive games, small group discussions and time for reflection. In addition, learning happens through video clips, phone apps, structured internet searches, easy art projects, journaling, music, coloring, and much more. Built into the course is plenty of time for sharing and learning form one-another.

    Register for Free Online Progression Classes

  • For Adults with Mental Health Conditions

    Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-week course that encourages growth, healing, and recovery for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. This program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.

    Register for Free Online Peer-to-Peer Course

  • For Adults with Mental Health Conditions

    Connection is a free, peer-led support group for adults with mental health conditions. Come meet others who understand what you are experiencing. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure everyone in the group has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

    Register for Free Online Connection Support Group

  • For Teens, ages 13-18 with Mental Health Conditions, Parents of Teens, and School Staff

    NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50- to 75-minute prevention and early intervention presentation that engages youth, parents, or school staff in a discussion about mental health. Teens and others learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. In addition, contact with a person living well with a mental health condition dispels myths, instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages participants to reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 60-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as people with lived experience talk openly about what it is like to have a mental health condition. Presentations are given the first and third Thursday of each month.

    This presentation provides:

    • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic
    • A chance to ask questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions
    • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals
    • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community

    Register Here for In Our Own Voice. 

  • According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

    Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

    QPR is a 60-90 minute training. Free online workshops run on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 12 pm - 1:30 pm.

    Register here for QPR training.