Programs and Services
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
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.