NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Homefront is a free, three-session education program for family, friends and partners of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25, at the VA Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Blvd. (Building No. 3) in Kansas City.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been used in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.

To register, contact Sonya Baumgartner at 800-374-2138 or sonya@namimissouri.org or call Marlenia Cunningham at 816-861-4700, ext. 55725.