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“I can’t say enough about the Provider Education Program.  When I went through the course, I kept thinking ‘what a wonderful learning experience that all our staff need to have.’  The five members of the teaching team were great.  I have been working at the hospital for 20 years, and this is one of the best programs I have been through for staff.  We have worked hard over the years to create a more humanistic and compassionate culture.  This program will definitely help us in that direction.”

-– Assistant Clinical Director, Utah State Hospital

What is NAMI Provider Education?

The NAMI Provider Education Program is a 5-week course that presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and consumer experiences with serious mental illness to line staff at public agencies who work directly with people experiencing severe and persistent mental illnesses.

The course helps providers realize the hardships that families and consumers face and appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with and recover from mental illness.

How is the Provider Education course unique?

The Provider Course emphasizes the involvement of consumers and family members as faculty in provider-staff training.  The teaching team consists of five people:

Two family members trained as Family-to-Family Education Program teachers;

Two consumers who are knowledgeable about their own mental illness, have a supportive relationship with their families, and are dedicated to the process of recovery; and

A mental health professional who is also a family member or consumer.

Few teaching programs employ consumers in this kind of sustained training effort in which they are paid to participate on a teaching team as they present a 5-week course.

The course reflects a new knowledge base -- the “lived experiences” of people coping with a mental illness or caring for someone who lives with a mental illness.  Including this deeply personal perspective creates an appreciable difference in the program’s content.  It adds a means of teaching the emotional aspects and practical consequences of these illnesses to the academic medical information in the course.

Where is the Provider course available?

For more information, email: namieducation@nami.org  To find out if the Provider Education Program is available in your area, contact the  NAMI state organization in your state.

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True North: The NAMI Provider Education Program Comes of Age


College Scholarships for Consumers

(This is being sent to all Florida Affiliates Board Members - 

Please forward to your local NAMI Membership)


Baer Reintegration Scholarship 


Applications Available for Downloading Now, click here.




The Baer Reintegration Scholarship is open to individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder. Final diagnostic eligibility  will be determined by an independent judging group.




In order to be eligible for consideration for the Baer Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must:

Have a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder.

To apply for a Reintegration scholarship, you must be currently receiving medical treatment for the illness, including medications and psychiatric follow-up.

Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment or in competitive employment.

Complete an application package that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements.



The Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree.* Eligible programs include:

High school equivalency programs

Trade or vocational school program

Associate degrees

Bachelor degrees

Graduate degrees

* Please note, noncredit, online and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship.



For more information please contact us via email. All communication for the scholarships will be done via email only.


E-mail: baerscholarships@reintegration.com


Kind regards,


Certified Peer Specialist, Health Services

Magellan Complete Care

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Last updated: 1/10/2015

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