Family-to-Family Education

NAMI Family-to-Family Education is a free, 12-session program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help participants understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.    Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.  Topics include:

   *Schizophrenia     *Bipolar Disorder   *Major Depression   *Anxiety & Panic Disorders  *Dual Diagnosis

   *Borderline Personality Disorder   *OCD   *Coping & Communication Skills   *Medications & Brain Biology  *Crisis & Relapse                     

From the Martha's Vineyard Times:
What to do if you have a mentally ill family member?


Here are two facts: First, when there is family involvement in the care of people with serious mental illnesses, everyone does better. Second, family involvement in mental health care does not occur in the majority of cases. According to Lisa Dixon, M.D., who is the director of the Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, the single most important intervention for families of adults with mental illnesses is the 12-session Family to Family course offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).



To read the rest of this excellent article on the value of the Family-to-Family Course:

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