National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI offers outstanding peer-directed programs in education and support.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Susquehanna Valley (NAMI-CSV) plans to offer its free Family-to-Family educational program to help family members

 who have a relative recovering from mental illness.  The free12-session program is for adults who have a family member coping with a serious mental illness. 

The internationally acclaimed, evidence-based course is designed and written by experienced family members/mental health professionals and is taught by trained family members

 who have lived with mental illness in their family. All course materials are furnished at no cost to participants.  Sessions focus on several serious psychiatric disorders such as:

 Bipolar, Clinical Depression, Obsessive Compulsive, Anxiety & Panic, Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective, Borderline Personality, PTSD and Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders.

 Families receive up-to-date information on medication and research, guidance on locating appropriate services and supports within their community,  and acquire strategies for handling

crisis and relapses. Graduates of the course attest to gaining a greater understanding of mental illness, coping much better, worrying less, and feeling newly empowered

to advocate for better treatment and services for their relatives.  The course is designed for adult family members and significant others of individuals with these brain disorders,

 rather than the individuals themselves. 

"National Alliance on Mental illness"


"Family to Family"


Classes are starting soon in two locations

conveniently serving residents of five counties:


 Columbia/Montour region –

  Wesley United Methodist Church

 130 W. Third St., Bloomsburg

  starting:  Thursdays March 5 to May 21 (12 weeks)

 6:30pm – 8:30pm

to register contact,    Shelley (570)441-8051



Snyder/Union/Northumberland region –


Grace Covenant Community Church


Common Ground Café


 99 Cafe Lane, Middleburg, PA 17842   Middleburg, pa.

 starting: Tuesdays starting March 17 to June 2   (12 weeks)

6:30pm – 8:30pm

to register,   contact:

Cindy (570)473-3744

Michele 570-837-1548

Alecia 570-837-1407


What is Family to Family

click on link below



by monthly

family to family


peer suport meetings

place, time and location

listed to the left on navigation panel


Email -

Mailing Address -

PO Box 364

Danville, PA 17821

Phone - Shelley Evans 570-441-8051