Family-to-Family Education Program
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program (English and Spanish) is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals living with a mental illness or brain disorder.
- The course is taught by trained family members
- All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
- Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program
The course includes:
- 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
To learn more about Family-to-Family, call our Program Coordinator, Victory Evans, at (713) 970-4435, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (CST).
If you are interested in attending one of our classes, please fill out the pre-registration form below, and a teacher will contact you with further information.