The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses.) The course is taught by trained family members. Please register in advance.
Topics covered include: Introduction to family education; Symptoms of schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder; getting through critical periods of crisis; Subtypes of depression and bipolar disorder; panic disorder and OCD; telling our stories; Basics about brain biology and the causes of brain disorders; Problem solving workshop; Medication review; Empathy: Inside mental illness; Communication skills workshop; Self-care; Rehabilitation; Making choices for recovery; Fighting stigma; Advocacy; Evaluation, certification, and celebration.
For more information, please contact NAMI online www.nami-mc.org or call (937) 299-3667.