All Scheduled Classes

NAMI Minnesota Offers

Free Zoom Classes For the General Public

List of all currently scheduled classes (In Alphabetical Order):

Creating Caring Communities in Minnesota: 5 Things You Can Do
Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses.
Thursday, December 10, 10:00-11:00 AM

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Family-to-Family Eight-Week Course
Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Participants will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This workshop meets once a week for 8 weeks and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. This online class uses the Zoom format. You will need a computer or tablet with a camera and high speed internet to attend. Download Zoom to your device (free).
Wednesdays, Jan 13 – March 3, 2021, 6:30-9:00 PM
Individuals interested in attending this class will need to contact Donna to schedule a short interview. You can reach her at 651-788-6363 or  After acceptance into the program, you will be sent the registration link.

Mondays, Jan 4 – Feb 22, 2021 from 6:30-9:00 PM
Individuals interested in attending this class contact Cecelia to schedule a short interview. You can reach Cecelia at 205-292-5242 or   After acceptance into the program, you will be sent the registration link.

Hope For Recovery
Participants gain knowledge about various illnesses, coping and communication strategies, navigating the mental health system, local resources, and recovery. This class is intended for people who have a family member or friend living with a mental illness and not for professional development. This class covers a lot of content and live Q and A in the time provided. Please plan to join on time.
Saturday, December 5, 9:00-12:00 PM
Thursday, December 17, 6:30-9:30 PM
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In Our Own Voice
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well as offering an opportunity to ask questions. The IOOV program has touched many lives and is effective in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. This 60-minute class is for any groups interested in learning more about mental illnesses and recovery.
Monday, December 7, 12:00-1:00 PM
Friday, December 11, 2:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 3:00-4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 22, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, December 29, 2:00-3:00 PM
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Mental Health Care in Minnesota Jails – Policy Panel Discussion
While only 4% of adults in the U.S. lives with a serious mental illness, that number jumps to 15% of men and 30% of women in jail. Minnesota is no exception, in fact, over the last five years, deaths by suicide in Minnesota jails have been twice the national average. Join NAMI Minnesota for a panel discussion with Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell, Melissa Dau from the Suicide Prevention Program at the Minnesota Department of Health, and other stakeholders to discuss barriers and innovations in providing mental health care in jails. With the 2021 legislative session around the corner, we will discuss how we can advocate to divert people with mental illnesses away from incarceration and into treatment, and provide adequate care for those who do move through the system.
Thursday, December 10, 12:00-1:00 PM
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Minding Your Mental Health During COVID-19
Understand how and why COVID-19 has impacted people’s mental health, how some communities have been disproportionately impacted and steps you can take to promote good mental health.
Friday, December 11, 11:30-1:00 PM
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NAMI Networking and CEUs – Dr. Kelvin Lim
NAMI Minnesota presents an informal webinar with Kelvin Lim, MD. If you are a mental health professional, interested in the work of NAMI Minnesota, want to network with others in the field, or are impacted by mental illnesses and curious about this topic, this event is for you.

Dr. Kelvin Lim is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota, where he holds the Drs. T.J. and Ella M. Arneson Land Grant Chair in Human Behavior. He is also a staff physician at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Dr. Lim’s research interest is in the use of neuroimaging approaches to identify circuit abnormalities in brain disorders such as schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, and addiction and then to use these circuits as treatment targets for noninvasive neuromodulation interventions.

This event will give you the opportunity to network with others and listen to an educational presentation from an expert in the field. Dr. Lim’s presentation Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain will review the neurobiology of how the brain wires itself so we can better understand why change is hard, and then motivate how we can harness neuroplasticity to change the brain for clinical benefit. Register for free on the Eventbrite page! We will send out the zoom log-in information prior to the event.  If you have any questions please reach out to the event coordinator, Mey So at or 651-528-1264. 
Thursday, December 10, 6:00-7:30 PM
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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states. This class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. A certificate of attendance is available for this class and will be sent after you fill out the evaluation.
Tuesday, December 15, 3:00-4:30 PM
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Support Group – Spanish 

Support Group in Spanish for the Latino community.
Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 PM
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Understanding Early Episode Psychosis for Families
Learn about the signs and symptoms of psychosis, causes, treatment options and why early intervention is so important. Participants will learn how to advocate for and help a young person get back to work or school and achieve recovery. This is a two-hour class and is for parents or caregivers of youth or young adults. 
Monday, December 14, 6:00-8:00 PM
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Self-Care Training for Senior Workers

NAMI Minnesota salutes senior workers who are the daily caregivers for older adults living in care centers, assisted living, their own home and adult foster care settings. COVID-19 has tested your limits and we admire your hard work, compassion, skill and kindness which has come with great personal sacrifice. We offer this short training on self-care for senior workers to help you develop personal strategies for the coming months to help you manage stress as you continue to offer help, hope and healing to those in your care.

Classes for Professionals

CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means)
Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This program focuses on: how to identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, ask about their access to lethal methods, and work with them and their families to reduce access. This class is an evidence-based practice designed for crisis responders, and health, and mental health professionals.
Wednesday, December 16, 12:30-3:45 PM
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More Classes for Professionals

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  • ALLIES IN RECOVERY (online class) Click here to access the training.

  • COMPASSION INTO ACTION (online classClick here to access the training.

  • SMOKING CESSATION (online classClick here to access the training.