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We offer programs to the community to help understand mental illness and better deal with an individual with mental illness.

Contact the office at 843-636-3100 or email for more information or to schedule an event.

Crisis Intervention Training — a national program that NAMI offers to local law enforcement agencies. It is designed to educate and prepare police and security officers, who come in contact with persons who have mental illness, to recognize the signs and symptoms of these illnesses and to respond appropriately to avoid escalation of the situation and to minimize the possibility of injury both to the officer and to the person with mental illness.
NAMI Beaufort County presents 4-hour CIT introductory classes to area law enforcement personnel and other first responders and a comprehensive 40-hour CIT classes in Beaufort County, which include an introduction to clinical disorders, including borderline personality, psychotropic medications, dual diagnosis and substance abuse, legal issues, suicide prevention, elderly and children’s issues, the developmentally disabled, community resources, perspectives of those with mental illness and intervention strategies.


NAMI Ending the Silence –  an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

In Our Own Voice — a public education presentation by trained individuals who have lived the experience.
Presentations will be scheduled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort and Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Speakers Bureau—family members and caregivers of the mentally ill who are passionate about NAMI and are willing to speak publicly about their experiences.
Quarterly Education Programs—presented September through June and open to the general public.

Look for further Community Conversations on Mental Health.
NAMI on Campus—student run, student-led organizations that provide mental health support, education, and advocacy in a university or college setting. The mission of NAMI on campus is to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, increase the awareness and mental health services on campus, and to eliminate the stigma students with mental illness face.
NAMI on Campus, currently under development at University of South Carolina-Beaufort and Technical College of the Lowcountry. For more information, email

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