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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses.

  • The course is taught by trained family members
  • Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
  • All instruction materials are FREE to participants.

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 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

Please check the calendar for available classes

We are hoping to host a class this Fall, as we normally would, please fill out our class interest form so we can contact you when a CCNY class is formed.

 

 

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