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from NAMI.org
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NAMI SIGNATURE EDUCATION COURSES

  NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness.    

What You Should Expect:

Meets for 12 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free to participant.

Designed for family members and caregivers of adults of individuals living with mental illness.

Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.

Designated and  Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.

NAMI_en_español  Educación familiar: De Familia a Familia

Se ha preguntado alguna vez:

¿Qué hago durante una crisis psicótica?

¿Para qué sirven todos estos medicamentos?

¿Cuáles son los mejores tratamientos disponibles en este momento?

¿Cómo puedo comunicarme mejor con mi ser querido?

De Familia a Familia puede ayudarle a encontrar respuestas a estas y a otras preguntas. De Familia a Familia es un programa de educación para familiares y amigos de personas que tienen enfermedades mentales severas. Este programa se concentra especialmente en la esquizofrenia, el trastorno bipolar (maníaco depresión), la depresión severa, trastorno obsesivo compulsivo y el pánico.    

     

images (8).jpg  NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

What You Should Expect:

Meets for six sessions, 2.5 hours each, free to participant.

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children

Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

      NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. You gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness.

What You Should Expect:  

Sixty to 90 minutes long, open to the general public, free of charge.

Led by a team of two trained presenters who are living in recovery from mental illness.

NAMI Signature Education Courses are scheduled several times a year.   For the dates and times of our next class contact NAMI at: 815-963-2470

or email: naminorthernillinois.com  

NAMI Northern Illinois is dedicated to improving the

quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.


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