November 2, 2019 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
Columbia City
Katie Mahoney

PLEASE NOTE: Due to overwhelming demand, this class is currently full. We apologize for the inconvenience and are doing our best to schedule another course for this winter! Please contact Katie to be added to the Family-to-Family early notification list – we let this list know about new courses as soon as they’re scheduled, before we open them up to the general public. Additionally, we are ALWAYS in need of new Family-to-Family teachers. If you have taken this course in the past and are interested in getting trained to teach it, please let us know!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family (also available in Spanish as De Familia a Familia) is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family
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