Ongoing and upcoming virtual classes:
Monday evenings, starting October 4 – November 22, 2021
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Contact: Carolyn at [email protected] or call (908) 285 – 2238 or
Maureen at [email protected] or call (908) 403 – 9193. Pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to Somerset County residents. Class size is limited.
NAMI Greater Monmouth
Wednesday evenings, starting October 20 – December 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Ann at [email protected] or
[email protected] (732) 462-6448. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited.
Anticipated Course Coming February 2022:
NAMI Union County
For more information, contact: Pat Roman at (732) 382-0762, or via email: [email protected].
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
• The course is taught by trained family members
• All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
• Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
• This program significantly improves a family’s ability to cope with an ill relative’s mental disorder, according to an NIMH-funded study published June 2011 in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI Family-to-Family program
What the Course Offers
Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); up-to-date information about medication compliance; discussion of the biological bases of serious mental illnesses, treatment options, and recovery.
Coping Skills gaining empathy by understanding what a person with a serious mental illness experiences; problem-solving, listening, and communication techniques; handling periods of crisis and relapse; care for the caregiver; coping with worry, stress and overload.
Advocacy Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and obtaining better mental health services; and advocacy for appropriate federal and state policies.
If you are interested in receiving additional information to enroll in a Family-To-Family Education Program or if you would like information on training to become a Family Educator or Family Facilitator, please contact our office at (732) 940-0991 or e-mail [email protected].