NAMI’s acclaimed Family-to-Family class – free for families and caregivers of adults living with a severe mental illness – will be offered in Asheville 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 25th – June 1st, 2017.
More than 300,000 people have graduated from this national program that is led by trained family members. The class helps caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental disorders. Family-to-Family (F2F) provides information about medications, communication techniques, handling crises, problem-solving skills, recovery, advocacy, and accessing community support. Families also learn how to cope with the stress of caregiving.
Family-to-Family includes up-to-date facts about clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress.
Those who attend F2F gain valuable information, insight and understanding of their loved one that many call “life-changing.” One wrote that “the course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of the shame, guilt and hopelessness. I see my wife now as someone who is ill and not as someone having a character flaw.”
Adding its official stamp of approval, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has added F2F to its National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
NAMI Western Carolina, with support from Vaya Health LME/MCO, offers F2F in carrying out its mission to improve the lives of all those affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy.
The class size is limited and early pre-registration is required. Please call Toni Delaney at 561-703-7231. Also, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for registration information.