Family Education

Family-to-Family Class

Family-to-Family is a free 8-week class for families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to provide a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family member or loved one.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there. This class includes presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises.

Registration is available for the following dates:

May 12 to June 30 on Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8 pm

June 24 to August 12 on Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8 pm

August 7 – 29 on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 3:30 pm

September 13 to October 6 on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 pm

October 2 to November 20 on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Click the sign up button below to register for any of the above classes.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

What People Are Saying

“The course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of shame, guilt and hopelessness.”

“I wish I’d known about this seven years ago when the problem began. I felt safe in this class. I was able to talk about things I haven’t been comfortable expressing elsewhere.”

“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.”

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or call 505 256 0288 and leave a message for Sheila. Due to working COVID hours, emails will be answered more quickly than phone messages.