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Family to Family is a free 12-week program sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The course is designed for relatives and close friends of adults with persistent and severe mental illness. The curriculum balances educational materials and skill training with self-care, emotional support, and empowerment.


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 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—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience.

Participants learn about such things as brain biology, mental illness facts, medication side effects, problem-solving skills, support, and self-care.


“In that room there is no judgment, which is awesome and there is learning from others and supporting others. I learned a lot. There are so many things I learned about triggers, different things that I didn’t see, and things that I see now with different eyes, so it even helps now .”

"I guess the biggest thing was learning that you are not alone.”

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