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There is a clear and critical need to care for mental and physical health simultaneously. Understanding this connection and synergy is vital to overall wellness.

You can improve your symptoms by learning about how your body systems interact -- and by effectively managing both the physical effects of mental illness and the lifestyle options that can help you feel better overall.

Hearts & Minds is a free,  1-, 3- or 5-session wellness program designed to educate and empower individuals to better manage their health, mentally and physically.  The class focuses on the relationship between mental health and physical health, emphasizing that the best possible mental health recovery requires attention to all aspects of your health.

For more information visit the Hearts+Minds page here.

Contact NAMI Northeast Region PA to find out how you can enroll in an upcoming class or how you can bring this class to your community, 570-342-1047 or



The Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is a free 8-session recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions.  This free and confidential course is led by peers with mental health conditions and is held weekly for two hours. 


A great resource for information on mental health and recovery, it offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope by building on the strength and resilience of the participants.  

What you'll gain: 

  • How to set a vision and goals for the future

  • Partnering with health care providers

  • Developing confidence for making decisions

  • Practicing relaxation and stress reduction tools

  • How to share your story

  • Strengthening relationships

  • Enhancing communication skills

  • Learning about mental health treatment options

This training is free but registration is required. 

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Call NAMI Northeast Region at 570-342-1047 or email for more info.

The Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-session course taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation. All instruction and course materials are provided free to class participants.

What you'll learn:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively

  • Information to help you care for yourself and manage your stress

  • How to support your loved one with compassion

  • Information on local supports and services

  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain

  • How to handle a crisis

  • Current treatments and therapies

  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

This training is free but registration is required.  Click below to register for desired class.  

Oct. 17 to Dec. 5 for Virtual Class

Oct. 18 to Dec. 6 for In-Person Class

Call NAMI Northeast Region at 570-342-1047 or email for more info.

In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI in which trained speakers share their compelling story of living with mental illness and achieving recovery.   

IOOV presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions.

These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

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Call 570-342-1047 to learn how you can bring an
IOOV presentation to your organization!

Mental Health First Aid

NAMI Northeast Region offers Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training.

These are evidence based, internationally offered programs that have been found to help people be more comfortable giving support and information to someone who is struggling with a behavioral health problem (mental health or substance abuse).

Like regular first aid, MHFA is the temporary care given to someone until professional care can be rendered. Graduates become aware of others behavior as well as their own, they learn about resources in the community as well as communication strategies and there is a solid focus on self-care.

Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training, upon completion participants receive certification that is good for 3 years and can easily be renewed online. Contact the NAMI Northeast Region office at 570-342-1047 or email at to find out how to bring this important training to your organization or to enroll in an existing training.

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