NAMI Offers Free, 8-Session Family-To-Family Mental Health Course

NAMI Offers Free, 8-Session Family-To-Family Mental Health Course

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kane County North today announced the upcoming, eight-session Family-to-Family Education Course — an evidence-based course for adult family members and friends of someone with a mental illness.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

Sign Up For A Class

The course takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays from Feb. 5 to March 26, 2022, at New Life Community Church, 1580 E. Chicago St., Elgin.

A Spanish-language version of NAMI Family-to-Family, De Familia a Familia de NAMI, is available in a limited number of states.

The course is free of charge, with all materials provided, but registration is required

For more information or to register, contact NKCN at 847-410-9719 ore email maralee1972@gmail.com.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact — experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

What People Are Saying

“The course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of shame, guilt and hopelessness.”

“I wish I’d known about this seven years ago when the problem began. I felt safe in this class. I was able to talk about things I haven’t been comfortable expressing elsewhere.”

“Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed.”

“I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none.”

SOURCE: NAMI news release

 

To register or for more information, contact NAMI Kane County North at

 

 

Find the NAMI Family-to-Family class nearest to you. If a class isn’t available, contact your local NAMI Affiliate about starting one.

A Spanish-language version of NAMI Family-to-Family, De Familia a Familia de NAMI, is available in a limited number of states.

Saturdays, February 5 to March 26, 2022

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

New Life Community Church

1580 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

 

  • This course is free of charge, all materials provided
  • Registration is required
  • For more information or to register, contact NKCN at 847-410-9719

Or maralee1972@gmail.com

 

 

About NAMI: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI Kane County North is an affiliate of NAMI Illinois.

 

Website:  nami.org      namikcn.org

NAMI KCN is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization

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Laurie Huske

NAMI Kane County North

847-410-9719