The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course
– For Families, Friends and Partners
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education course has been designed and written by an experienced family-member mental health professional.
The course follows a set curriculum which balances education and skill training with self-care, emotional support and empowerment. Important components of the course are:
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education course is designed for the family members of people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar illness, (manic depression), panic disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or who exhibit behaviors that strongly suggest one of these diagnoses. The course is not appropriate for individuals who are themselves suffering from one of these mental illnesses.
The course is not designed for families whose relative's primary diagnosis is that of addiction or substance abuse although these issues are discussed in the context of concurrent diagnosis (someone with a mental illness who also has a substance abuse or an alcohol problem).