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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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

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