Our next class will begin Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 pm via Zoom. The class material is cumulative, so participants should plan on attending all eight classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
What Is NAMI’s Family-To-Family Program?
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for family caregivers of adults with severe mental illnesses.
- The course is taught by trained family members
- All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
- Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
What does the course include?
- 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.
How can I find a course in my area?
The next Family-to-Family class will be in early 2021. The class will meet virtually for 8 consecutive weeks. Email email@example.com to register. You may also attend the NAMI Family & Friends 90-minute seminar to learn the basic information that family and friends supporting a loved one with a mental health condition need to know. Find a seminar and register here.
For additional classes offered outside of Boulder County please visit www.nami.org.
“Family members who take the NAMI Family-to-Family course are better equipped to work with mental health clinicians in a collaborative manner. My bottom-line recommendation? Take this course. It will help you learn to cope successfully with a major challenge in your life, and that, in turn, will help your loved one as he or she works toward recovery.”
— Peter Weiden, M.D., author of Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.