NAMI Offers Family-to-Family Educational Program throughout NJ

NAMI Offers Family-to-Family Educational Program throughout NJ

The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI’s) Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. 

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of loved ones, but also reassures attendees that they are not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact— participants will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand their situation. Sharing one’s own experience may help others in their class. In the program, participants will learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of one’s self and managing stress
  • Supporting loved ones with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

NAMI Family-to-Family is offered by NAMI Atlantic/Cape May; Burlington County; Greater Monmouth County; Hudson County; Mercer County; Somerset County; Union County; Warren County; and is also offered in Spanish.

Click here to register to participate with any of the listed NAMI programs, and for more information.