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Family-to-Family is a free, confidential, educational program that teaches caregivers, family members, and friends how to support and advocate for individuals with serious mental illness. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with mental illness. The program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. In the program, you’ll help others and learn about: 

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively 
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress 
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion 
  • Finding and using local supports and services 
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain 
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects 
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

*Complimentary lunch will be provided.