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Family to Family Classes

NAMI Spring Family to Family classes in Spanish

 

San Jacinto Unified School District Office
2045 S San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto, CA 92583
Room TBD

Information and registration contact: Kathy Faber 951- 797-0120  or kmfabermd@gmail.com

or the NAMI Mt San Jacinto Office at 951-765-1850 or namihemet@gmail.com

Greater Pass Area Fall class – 

Beaumont Presbyterian Church
702 Euclid Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223

Information and registration contact: Kathy Faber 951-797-0120 or kmfabermd@gmail.com

or the NAMI Mt San Jacinto Office at 951-765-1850 or namihemet@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Is NAMI’s Family-To-Family Program?

  • The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
  • The course is taught by trained family members
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  • Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
  • NAMI Family to Family is an Evidence Based Program based on a Maryland 4-year  study led by National Institute of Mental Health and Psychologist Alicia Lucksted, Ph.D, and Psychiatrist Lisa Dixon, M.D.

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 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 advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

“Family members who take the NAMI Family-to-Family course are better equipped to work with mental health clinicians in a collaborative manner. My bottom-line recommendation? Take this course. It will help you learn to cope successfully with a major challenge in your life, and that, in turn, will help your loved one as he or she works toward recovery.”

— Peter Weiden, M.D., author of Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications

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