(Available in English and Spanish) Family-to-Family is NAMI's signature, evidence-based 12-week course for family members of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members; all instruction and course materials are free for class participants. Available to Spanish-speakers as de Familia a Familia.
Research shows that graduates gain a greater understanding of mental illness, are able to cope better, worry less, and feel newly empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for their relative. Class topics include:
-- Schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, dual diagnosis.
-- Basics about the brain and mental illness.
-- Medication review.
-- Problem-solving and communications skills workshops.
-- Self-care and advocacy.
Please call the Helpline at 212-684-3264 for more information and to register for a Family-to-Family class.