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For Family Members Only

Our Spring 2017 classes will begin on Monday Evenings, March 13, 2017 in Perkasie, Tuesday Evenings, February 28, 2017 in Yardley and Thursdays Evenings beginning March 2, 2017 in Warminster at 7:00 PM and will run for 12 consecutive weeks.  

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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