|Family-to-Family Education Course
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders.
Families will receive current information on serious mental illnesses, learn about medications, side effects and evidence-based treatments; gain increased understanding of the lived experience of mental illness (empathy); practice problem-solving skills and communication techniques; develop strategies for handling crises and relapses; review local community services and supports; focus on self-care and coping with stress.
There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and confidentiality will be maintained. Over 200,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have completed this course.
Unfortunately, current classes are fully enrolled. A new class will begin in January -- and it will fill fast. To pre-register, provide contact information -- name, phone, email, etc. -- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 303-991-7688. Seats are limited, so don't delay.
Next class: begins on Thursday, January 9, 2014
FREE for family members, partners, and friends of individuals with:
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder