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Family To Family Education Program

Attention Families: Veteran/ServiceMember/DOD,Civilians


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A 12 Session Free Course for families caring for a loved one experiencing mental health challenges           

Join us for any or all sessions

Classes are held on Thursdays and Saturdays

Thursday, march 03,2016 – Saturday, 09 April 2016

Thursdays: 6:00 pm-8:30pm and Saturdays: 10:00 am- 12:30 pm

VA Medical Center   2300 Ramsey Street   Fayetteville, NC

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F2F- Flyer & registration-updated Jan 29, 2016

The course teaches knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

  • Attend with other family members just like you in a confidential setting
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative
  • Take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatment for their relatives
  • Learn about mental illness medications available and the latest treatment options
  • Learn to cope with worry and stress:learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved one
  • Many describe the impact of this program as life changing.
  • Join the over 150,000 individuals just like you who have gained information, understanding, and empowerment

Classes fill quickly so contact:

David Owen @ 910-489-7926 email

Dorothy Johnson @910-867-5515-email

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a FREE, 12-session course for family caregivers of individuals with serious mental illnesses.  The course is taught by trained family members.  All instruction and course materials are free for class participants.

The Family-to-Family curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.


Thursday, 3/3/16             Class 1: Introduction

Saturday, 3/5/16              Class 2: Understanding Schizophrenia and Mood Episodes

Thursday, 3/10/16            Class 3: Mood Episodes, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorder,              PTSD, and Dual Diagnosis

Saturday, 3/12/16            Class 4: Basics about the Brain

Thursday, 3/17/16           Class 5: Problem Solving Skills Workshop

Saturday, 3/19/16            Class 6: Medication Review

Tuesday, 3/22/16             Class 7: Inside Mental Illness: Understanding the Subjective Experience of Living                          with Mental Illness

Thursday, 3/24/16            Class 8: Communication Skills Workshop

Thursday, 3/31/16            Class 9: Self-Care (for Family Members)

Saturday, 4/02/16            Class 10: The Vision and Potential of Recovery

Thursday, 4/07/16           Class 11: Advocacy: Challenging the Stigma

Saturday, 4/09/15            Class 12: Review and Completion Ceremony

*No Class 3/26/11      Easter Holiday Class will be held Tuesday, 3/22/16

Classes are held on Saturdays and Thursdays; join us for any or all sessions

Thursday, 03 March 2016 – Saturday, 09 April 2016

Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fayetteville VAMC

**Participants who attend at least 9 out of 12 sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion**


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