All NAMI Piedmont Tri-County Education, Advocacy, and Support Programs are available at no cost to residents in Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties, South Carolina. Please scroll down to see each program.

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NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in-person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand. The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they’ve been there too. To connect with a live class in Chester, Lancaster, or York Counties please email us at

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers Learn More


NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidence-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. To connect with a live class in Chester, Lancaster, or York Counties please email us at

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises.  Learn More



NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations changes 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.

This presentation provides:

  • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic
  • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions
  • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams, and goals
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community
  • To schedule a presentation please contact
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  • Free of cost to schools and communities
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts, and statistics, how to approach students, and how to work with families
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school-aged youth that includes warning signs, facts, and statistics, how to talk with your child, and how to work with school staff
  • NAMI Refresh and Reclaim: A boundaries and self-care workshop
  • To schedule presentations for students, family members, or caregivers in your school or facility please contact Judy Rauppius, Regional Program Manager for Youth Centered Awareness and Education.
    Phone: 803 517 1783  Learn More

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County Presentations

We are happy to tailor the presentation to your time constraints and learning objectives around mental health. If you would like a program delivered to your faculty, club, network group, meetup, or office location, please contact us at or call 803-610-8174


11 Support Groups Offered Monthly

  1. Connections Support Group for those with a mental health diagnosis
  2. Family & Caregiver Support Group – for those living with an adult relative or loved one with a mental health diagnosis
  3. Parent/Caregiver support group for those living with a child under 22 or a loved one with a mental health condition.
  4. LGBTQIA+ For those over 18 living with a mental health condition
  5. Suicide Survivor Support Group: For family members/caregivers or friends who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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