- Limited Spaces - Registration Required -
Family-to-Family is a 12-week course for families or loved ones of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). Trained family members teach the course; materials are free. Classes focus on the knowledge and skills family members need to cope more effectively and the clinical treatment of major mental illnesses. Family-to-Family is for relatives of persons with disorders such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD or borderline personality disorder.
- Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders
- Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
- Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
- Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
- Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
- Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
- Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
- Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
- Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services
We are currently offering a class in Leonardtown, MD begining on Tuesday, September 6
St. Mary's Hospital Pavilion Building
Health Connections Classroom A
25500 Point Lookout Rd.
6:30 PM - -9:00 PM
To sign up, call 301-737-1988 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pass this information to anyone you think might benefit from this program!
Benefits and Changes for Family to Family Graduates...click here to read more.