The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The nationally certified evidence-based course covers the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

  • The course is taught by trained and nationally certified family members

  • All instruction and course handout materials are free to class participants

  • Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program

  • Only such program in North Central Florida

What people have to say

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

Pre-registration is required.  

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Or phone us: (352) 949-6925


Next course set of 8 weekly classes begins:


New Start Date:

October 4th


Online on Zoom


6:30 - 9:00pm

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