Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family

When:
November 11, 2019 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
2019-11-11T00:00:00-08:00
2019-11-12T00:00:00-08:00
Where:
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Ave
Seattle 98104
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aislin Percival, Interim Program Coordinator
206-783-9264

Registration is now open for this upcoming course. Evening classes meet weekly for 12 sessions. Click here to register online.

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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