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For Family Members Only

We will be holding a Family to Family class in Warminster beginning September 14, 2017 for 12 consecutive Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:30 PM.  We will also be offering Peer to Peer at the same time for our family members living with a mental illness. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

For information and to register, call our office at  1-866-399-NAMI (6264) or  email info@namibuckspa.org   Space is limited. 

 

 

Family to Family Education Program

What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  • Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program

A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors.

What does the course include?    

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

What people
have to say about
Family-to-Family

“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

Testimonial From A Family Member Psychiatrist Who Took The Nami Family-to-Family Peer Education Course

 

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