NAMI Western Carolina is again offering its free Family-to-Family Education Program for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

An evidence-base best practice as designated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the 12-session program is taught by trained family member volunteers. Classes will meet in Asheville Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning September 8 and continuing through October 15. Class size is limited and preregistration required.

Topic areas addressed include:

Current information on research and treatment of major mental illnesses and co-occurring brain and addictive disorders
– Information on medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence
– Care for the caregiver and coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
– Learning problem-solving, listening and communication techniques
– Community supports and services and strategies for handling crises and relapse

For questions or to register, call 561-703-7231 or email You may also wish to download the Family-To-Family flyer.

NAMI North Carolina program trainings

  • September 19-20, 2015 – In Our Own Voice
  • October 9-11, 2015 – Connection

For further information, click here.

Training site to be chosen according to where the majority of applications are from.