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Family to Family Classes

Schedule

Thursdays and Saturdays  from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fayetteville VA Medical Center

Zabitosky Conference Room, First floor,  Room 184

2300 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

For information or to register contact: Cindy Tanner at 910-303-5584 or ckh2813@yahoo.com or contact Hannah Carroll at 910-223-5244 or namicumberland@gmail.com or register online: www.namichl.org

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.
  • The course is taught by trained family members
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  • Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program

A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI 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

How can I find a course in my area?

View the current Family-to-Family course schedule on our Calendar.

For further information, please inquire by contacting namieducation@nami.org

 

“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

 

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