NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family members, partners, caregivers, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to help participants understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. According to a press release from the local NAMI group, thousands of families describe the course as “life-changing.”
The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members, and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
Topics include specific mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety and panic disorders, dual diagnosis, borderline personality disorder, and OCD, as well as medications and brain biology, coping skills, communication skills, crisis and relapse, and self-care.
The next session begins Thursday, March 7, for 12 consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 pm. For confidentiality, attendees will be told the location once registered. Participants must preregister to take the course.
For more information, contact Megan Grennan at 508-939-0681 or email@example.com.