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Education for Family and Caregivers

 

 

Family-to-Family
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals 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?

  •  Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • 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
  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community

Registration is necessary. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator at tmiller@namicleveland.org


 

 

 

NAMI Basics
The NAMI Basics Education Program is a free, 6-week course for parents and other caregivers of children/adolescents, under the age of 18, living with mental illnesses.

  •  The course is taught by trained family members
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants

What does the course include?

  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques and the school system
  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Current information about child/adolescent mental health conditions, such as ADHD, Anxiety. Bipolar, Depression and ODD.

Registration is necessary. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator at tmiller@namicleveland.org


Understanding Mental Illness
Understanding Mental Illness is a 3 or 5 week Support/Educational course for families/friends of individual(s) coping with mental illness.

  • The course is taught by trained family members
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants

What does the course include?

  • What is Mental Illness and What are the different Diagnoses
  • Common Reactions to Mental Illness/Role of Family members
  • Empathy/Medication/Compliance
  • Communication skills Workshop
  • Help and Resources

Three week course dates:
May 28, June 4th and June 11th.
Time:6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Westlake 44145

Registration is necessary. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator, at tmiller@namicleveland.org


If you would like us to contact you when future classes are scheduled, call the NAMI office at 216-875-7776
or email Terri Miller at tmiller@namicleveland.org

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