Family to Family

Family-to-Family

What: NAMI Family-to-Family Class
Who: Family Members, Friends & Caregivers of Consumers
(Consumers are those with a Mental Health Diagnosis)

When: Thursdays, March 30 – June 15
Time: 6:30 – 8:45 pm
Where: Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd Street, Statesville, NC 28677
For More Info & To Register: Contact Mike Hoffman at 843-245-6189 or maccabees1@roadrunner.com

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with a Mental Health diagnosis. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a Mental Health diagnosis.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical 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—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

What People are Saying

“Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed.”

“I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none.”