NAMI Family-To-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE – ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Ongoing and upcoming virtual classes, via Zoom:

NAMI Atlantic/Cape May
Tuesdays evenings, February 9 – March 30, 2021
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Contact: Rachel at 609-517-4823 or rachelhludwig@gmail.com
Space is limited to the first 16 registrants.

NAMI Burlington
Tuesdays evenings, March 9 – April 27, 2021
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Contact: Donna Williams at dwilliams@naminj.org or Patricia Klint pmklint@gmail.com

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NAMI Greater Monmouth
Friday evenings, starts February 19, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Contact: namigreatermonmouth@gmail.com, 732-462-6448, or email Nozer at nozermehta1@gmail.com
Priority will be given to Monmouth County residents.
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NAMI Somerset
Wednesday evenings, January 6 – February 24, 2021
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Contact: Carolyn – ges18ch@comcast.net, 908-285-2238; or
Maureen – maureenk24@comcast.net, 908-403-9193
Priority will be given to Somerset County residents.
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NAMI Sussex
Thursday evenings, March 4 – April 29, 2021
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Contact: Jeri at 973-214-0632, 9 am – 9 pm. Pre-registration by phone is required.
Priority will be given to Sussex County residents. Class size is limited to 16.
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NAMI Union
Thursday evenings, March 4 – April 29, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Contact: Pat at 732-382-0762 or email patroman2@aol.com
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NAMI Warren
Wednesday evenings, March 3 – April 21, 2021, with an optional class on April 28 on advocacy.
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Contact: NAMI Warren County at 908-619-9619 or NamiWarrenCounty@naminj.org.
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NAMI NJ en Español
Un curso gratuito de 12 semanas para familiares y guardianes de individuos que viven con un diagnóstico de enfermedad mental.
Fecha: Cada miércoles, empezando el 13 de enero, 2021 de 7pm a 9pm.
Para registrarse llame al 888-803-3413, o email nbarreiro@naminj.org.
Wednesday evenings, starts Jan 13, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contact: 1-888-803-3413, or nbarreiro@naminj.org
Class is conducted in Spanish. Pre-registration is required.

 

Program Introduction

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.

 

Program Contact

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 info@naminj.org.