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NAMI  Family to Family classes – Mid County 2017

 

Hemet Summer Class 

Begins June 21st 2017 650 N. State St, Hemet, CA 92545. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM English class

Information and registration contact: NAMI Mt San Jacinto Office at 951-765-1850 or namihemet@gmail.com

  • Hemet/San Jacinto Valley -June 21st 2017
  • The class is a 12-week course
  • To register for this class please sign up below

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F2F Hemet Summer 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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