The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 11-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 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.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone us: (352)-335-7770
Next course set of 11 weekly classes beginning
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Community Foundation of North Central Florida
3919 W. Newberry Road #3, Gainesville, FL 32607
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