NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12-week course for families, partners, and friends of adult individuals living with mental health issues. This course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase communication and coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This peer-led program was designated as an evidence-based program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
If you would like to be placed on the contact list for September 2017 classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information. Click for more information about the NAMI Family-to-Family Program.
SEPTEMBER 2017 SCHEDULE
SOUTH HILLS: Classes held once a week beginning Tuesday, September 12, 6:30-9:00 pm. Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, (near intersection of Cochran & Cochran Roads).
ROSS TOWNSHIP: Classes held once a week beginning Monday, September 11, 6:30-9:00 pm. 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 230, (off of McKnight Road).
Become a Certified NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher
In this 3-day training, you will learn how to teach an evidence-based, peer education program to family members who have a loved one living with mental illness. If you are a graduate of the NAMI Family-to-Family program (not a prerequisite) and would like to see this program continue, please consider volunteering your time as a teacher. Download an application for training or contact Susan Caban for more information.
- A current NAMI member
- A family member of an adult individual with a mental health diagnosis
- Willing to undergo a 3-day teacher training and maintain program model when teaching
- Good listener with empathetic ear, respond in non-judgmental way, be willing to speak about your own experience as a family member
- Commitment to teach 2 NAMI Family-to-Family courses