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Family-to-Family is a free, eight-class education program designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.

NAMI Family-to-Family teachers who also have loved ones living with mental illness and know what that's like,

Family-to-Family includes:

  • Current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses;
  • Up-to-date information on the possibilities for living in recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available;
  • A class on empathy that creates an understanding of the subjective lived experience of a person living with mental illness;
  • Specific skills training in the areas of problem-solving, listening, communication techniques, and handling crises and relapse;
  • An overall focus on care for the caregiver such as learning to cope with worry, stress, and emotional overload;
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and offering tips for advocating for those supports and services; and
  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the parent/caregiver and child on an individual level.

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Amy Joyce-Ponder, LMSW Send email
(210) 734-3349 x: 102
Updated within the last 3 months.