What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?
The Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12 class course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members and provides: current information on the major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and others; information about medications; strategies for handling crises and relapse; and most of all, how to cope successfully with a major challenge in your life, which will in turn allow you to best support your mentally ill loved one to work toward recovery.
What You Should Expect:
- Meets for 12 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
- Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
- Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
- Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.
- Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.
- Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.
Please contact the Education Program Director at (601) 899-9058 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be notified when the next course is scheduled.