Family & Friends Seminar
NAMI Family & Friends (available in Spanish as Familia y Amigos) is a free four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.
What You’ll Learn
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics:
- Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
- Effective communication strategies
- The importance of self-care
- Crisis preparation strategies
- NAMI and community resources
What People Are Saying
Hearing personal experiences and how relatable my experiences are to them was very helpful. Hearing specific strategies to communicate and specific traits that people with mental illness have. Know that the illness is what can cause “cruelty” and poor decisions rather than the person.
I learned so much about mental illness and realized so much needs to be learned, and also so many people are struggling too. Empathy and communication skills are big things for me.
I have a better understanding of how mental illness impacts the person affected…it was nice to hear the stories of the instructors and their paths. The handbook (eBook) given has a lot of helpful information which I did not know about.
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NAMI Family & Friends Companion eBook
The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. You can download it for free in multiple languges below:
- Compressed Epub or Mobi files (English)
- Compressed Epub or Mobi files (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese)
The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook is also available for direct download as a PDF in the following languages: