If someone in your family has a mental illness diagnosis, you and other family members may be at a loss about what to do and where to turn for assistance. NAMI’s Family-to-Family class was created to help you and your family understand and support your loved one while also caring for yourselves.
Family-to-Family is a highly structured, 12-week mental health education course. Testing has shown it is effective and evidence based. Family-to-Family
- Provides a supportive environment in which to learn and grow
- Covers the basics of serious brain disorders and treatments
- Helps connect you to informational and community resources
- Teaches techniques for use in mental health crises
- Teaches important skills and coping techniques for use in relating to a loved one with a mental illness as well as maintaining a sense of well-being yourself.
Spring 2019 classes will be offered in Ann Arbor and Chelsea and in the future may be offered in other locations as well. Registration is required and space, limited. If you’re interested, please fill out this form. A NAMI volunteer will then contact you to determine whether the class is right for you.