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NAMI Launches NAMI Homefront Mental Health Resources, Benefiting Military And Veteran Communities

We are excited to announce the launch of NAMI Homefront Mental Health Resources for Military Service Members, Veterans and Their Families, a free online suite of resources designed to increase understanding, communication, wellness and advocacy skills.

When NAMI Homefront was launched in 2014, the program was intended to address the unique needs of families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other mental health conditions. But the classes remained closed to service members and veterans themselves. Year after year, NAMI was continually asked to offer resources or programming tailored to these communities as well.

With this new resource center, we have expanded the reach of NAMI Homefront to caregivers, family members and military service members and veterans. Users can access the information and support 24/7, both in the U.S. and when stationed overseas.

Accessible through computers or mobile devices, the resource center includes information about:

  • Mental health conditions

  • Treatment options

  • Approaches to increase overall wellness

  • Tips for self-care and managing stress

  • Communication strategies

  • Transitioning from military to civilian life

  • Links to helpful organizations and crisis services

  • And more!

We’re honored to be able to offer these resources to our military and veteran communities, especially as we recognize Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 11, and pay respect to all those who have served.

If you or someone you know could benefit from these resources, we encourage you to sign up today at


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Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.

This group meets every other Thursday at 6:00 pm


We meet at The Hope Drop-In Center

located at 711 9th Ave. Altoona, PA 16602

Call (814) 327-7083 or email office.blairnami@gmail.com for more information.

NAMI CONNECTION is structured group support for anyone who is working towards a positive level of mental health recovery in their life.

This group meets every other Thursday at 6:00 pm


The Hope Drop-In Center

711 9th Ave.

Altoona, PA 16602

A NEW NAMI CONNECTION group is set to begin on 6/24/2021 Call (814) 327-7083 or email office.blairnami@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

LOCAL DROP IN CENTERS:


The Hope Drop-In Center

711 9th Ave.

Altoona, PA 16602

Meets Mondays 12:00-4:00