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Family to Family 2017-07-24T16:04:58-07:00

family-to-familyThis free program for Adults (18 and older) is comprised of a series of 12 classes for the families of persons with serious and persistent brain disorders (mental illnesses). These classes are small and represent a new concept and curriculum. In this model, the course co-teachers are family members themselves and the course has been designed and written by an experienced family member-mental health professional. The course balances education and skill-training with self care, emotional support and empowerment.

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Important components of the course are:

  • Information about Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Illness (Manic Depression), Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Disorder (OCD).
  • Coping skills, handling crisis and relapse.
  • Listening and communication techniques.
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation.
  • Understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illnesses.
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families to chronic worry and stress.
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects.
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports.
  • Advocacy: getting better services, fighting discrimination.
  • Remember, seating is limited.

How Do I Register?

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If you found a class that works for your schedule:

  • Click on the Family-to-Family Calendar icon.
  • Find the class you want to register for in the calendar and click on the class which will open a registration page.
  • Complete the registration information. You will be contacted prior to the start date of the class.

If you did not find a class that works for your schedule, we are frequently adding new classes, please click on the green Add me to the wait list button and complete the information page.

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For more information, email f2f@namisd.org, or call 619 543-1434 or 800 523-5933

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