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NAMI Education Classes to be held at University of the Rockies
A free learning opportunity for mental healthcare providers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host a free, five-week class for mental healthcare providers and others who work with individuals and families affected by mental illness. The course, held at University of the Rockies, will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, and will meet weekly.

Called “Provider Education,” the course offers a penetrating view of family and consumer experiences with serious mental illness. The course is designed to help healthcare providers realize the hardships that families and consumers face and the important role that families can play in treatment and recovery.

“NAMI dedicates itself to helping families who face the challenge of a loved one’s major mental illness,” said Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, NAMI-Colorado Springs’ executive director. “When mental healthcare providers partner with families the prognosis and hope for recovery improves dramatically.”

The course is taught by a panel, to include family members, those living with mental illness (consumers) and a mental health professional who is also a family member or consumer.

To register for this free learning opportunity, call 719.473.8477 or email


About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.