Up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Impact of mental illness on the brain.
Current research on treatments including medication, side effects and evidence-based therapies.
Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
Strategies for self-care including management of stress and emotional overload.
Guidance on locating appropriate local supports and services.
Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group experience of NAMI Family-to-Family provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
What Others Have To Say About NAMI Family-to-Family
"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."
"I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none."
De Familia a Familia de NAMI
De Familia a Familia de NAMI is available in a limited number of states. Please contact your NAMI State Organization to learn if De Familia a Familia de NAMI is available near you.
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“Family members who take the NAMI Family-to-Family course are better equipped to work with mental health clinicians in a collaborative manner. My bottom-line recommendation? Take this course. It will help you learn to cope successfully with a major challenge in your life, and that, in turn, will help your loved one as he or she works toward recovery.”
-- Peter Weiden, M.D., author of Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications