NAMI Family to Family
For family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness
Due to a national update in programming, our next course will not be offered until Fall 2020.
What You Should Expect:
- Meets for 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free to participant
- Designed for family members and caregivers of adults of individuals living with mental illness
- Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness
- Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises
- Designated and Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA
What You’ll Gain
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn about:
- 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
Funding assistance for Education is provided to NAMI Northern Illinois by:
Register Now for our Fall 2020 Course!