NAMI Family-to-Family Class begins May 20th

NAMI’s acclaimed Family-to-Family class will be offered in Asheville 6-8:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 20 to June 26, 2014.

The F2F class is free to family members and caregivers of adults living with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

More than 300,000 people have graduated from this outstanding, national program that is led by trained family members. The classes help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental disorders while maintaining their own well-being. Family-to-Family includes up to date information about medications, communication techniques, handling crises, problem-solving skills, recovery, accessing community support, advocacy, and self-care around worry and stress.

Affirming the value of F2F, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has added F2F to its National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Here is what graduates are saying:
“Before I took the course, I felt so alone and overwhelmed. I have learned very valuable information, met others going through the same thing I am going through and have learned about many resources that are available that I never knew existed.”

“The class has given me more information than nine counselors and one shrink. It is a wonderful, amazing class full of information that has helped to be able to look at my son differently. He has the course has really helped him too because of the way I have changed how I related to him.”
The class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Please email roweflorence@gmail.com for registration information.