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What is the Family-to-Family Course?

A free Education program taught by trained family members. It is a NAMI signature program.

All instruction and course materials are free to class participants.

What does the course include?

         Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, 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.


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