A NAMI peer education program for family members of
adults living with mental illness


NAMI  Family-to Family is a free, 8-class education program for family members of adults living with mental health condition(s). In this program family is viewed from a broad perspective to include parents, siblings, spouses, adult sons and daughters, partners and significant others. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with a mental health condition while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is included in the Substance Abuse SAMHSA’S National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Research has indicated that the class is effective in reducing the emotional stress of family members while increasing empowerment through increased knowledge and understanding of serious mental illness, the mental health system and self-care. 


NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're 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—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you'll learn about:


Self-care & stress management

Supporting your loved one with compassion

Local supports & services

How to handle a crisis


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