|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.
There are still slots available for classes starting in August -- but they 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 two weekly class series: begin on Tuesday and Thursday , August 26 and 28, 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