NAMI Family-to-Family Education
A free 12-week course:
Offered to family and friends of people living with mental illness, Family-to-Family is taught by trained, experienced volunteers who are family members with lived experience.
NAMI’s flagship program:
Family-to-Family is a SAMSHA-designated “evidence-based best practice,” meaning it is a program that works based on research. Available in communities across the country, Family to Family offers help and hope to families affected by mental illness.
- Major mental illnesses: Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Panic Disorder, Major Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Disorders (mental health and substance use)
- Commonly prescribed psychiatric medications
- How to prepare for a mental health crisis
- How to be an advocate for a loved one with mental illness
- Communication and listening techniques
- Problem-solving skills
- Understanding relapse and recovery
- Self-care tools related to coping with worry and stress
- Finding local resources that can help
For more information and to participate in an upcoming class:
- Please call our office at 707-527-6655 and ask to speak with Jose Castro or a Warmline Specialist. It is never to early to be registered before a class is filled.