Family-to-Family The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-session 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?
Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.
Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
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