NAMI Smarts is a free training to teach us how to effectively communicate with our Legislators. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a popular advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family members transform their passion and lived experience into grassroots advocacy.
Whether you’re new to advocacy or have years of experience, the step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts will help make you a stronger mental health advocate. Participants often share that they’ve never been able to condense their story or make a clear “ask.” NAMI Smarts provides the tools to do just that. You will come out of the course confident and able to share your story in a way that moves policymakers.
Congratulations to our spring participants who have graduated and are now NAMI Smarts Teachers: Dante and Chastity Murry of NAMI Louisville!
This class will be taught this fall by Beverly Jones from September to November 2021. There are 6 classes in total to attend and for those interested in becoming a certified NAMI teacher, you will attend 2 more additional classes for a total of 8. These will all be taught virtually and you will be able to attend the classes via Smart phone, desktop, laptop or tablet, in the comfort of your own home.
CLASS TIME FOR ALL CLASSES: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Sept 11 – Telling Your Story
Sept 18 – Contacting your Policy Makers
September 25 – Meeting your policy makers
October 2 – Medication: Protecting choice
October 9 – Parity: Fairness in healthcare
October 16 – Budgets: Funding our future
October 23 – Becoming a NAMI Smarts Teachers Training
November 6 – Becoming a NAMI Smart Teachers Training
to register. There’s all kinds of smarts….Be NAMI Smarts in 2021!