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Family-to-Family Education Program (Aug 23-Nov 8, 2018)

WHAT:  The NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

WHEN: August 23, 2018 through November 8, 2018 class 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Thursdays)

WHERE:  Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

HOW:  You must register to attend.  Complete the registration form by following the link at https://namilee.org/programs/family/.

What does the course include?

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

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