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Family-to-Family Educational Program

Family-to-Family is a free 12-week educational program for family members, loved ones, and caregivers of someone living with mental illness.

This free series class is taught by trained NAMI members who have experienced having a loved one with mental illness. In a confidential setting, family members and friends of people with mental illness will learn about:

  • How mental illness affects your loved one
  • Eye-opening current brain research related to mental illness
  • Being an advocate for better treatments for your loved one
  • Medication issues and the latest treatment options
  • Strategies for dealing with stress and worry to help you take care of yourself while supporting your loved one

Program curriculum includes:

  • Current information about specific mental illnesses
  • 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 subjective, 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 initiatives designed to improve and expand services

Upcoming Orange County Family-to-Family Classes

2018

Sept. 6 through Nov. 15, Thursday evenings 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Seymour Senior Center
2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill 27516

2019

Jan. 5, 2019 through March 23, Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:30 PM
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill 27516

Contact: Nancy Brickman at 919-818-8065 or nbrickman@nc.rr.com
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  – CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

Upcoming Durham Family-to-Family Classes

2018

Aug. 28 through Nov. 13, Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham 27707

2019

Jan. 15 through April 2, Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham 27707

Contact: Violette Blumenthal 919-358-6788 or vibl46@frontier.com
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

You may enroll in a 2019 class now if it fits your schedule best

Program sponsored by NAMI-NC, NAMI Durham and  NAMI Orange County
NREPP: included in SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practice

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