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Family to Family Classes

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FREE 12 Week Class for family members that have an adult loved one with a mental illness.

What does the course include?

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders

  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence

  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery

  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness

  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques

  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse

  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

Past class participants have stated:

…This course was a God-send…

…My eyes were opened wide, I didn’t realize that there was so much to learn…

…The teachers have changed my life for the better…

…We wish that we would have heard about it years ago…

Contact the office at 419-352-0626 or info@namiwoodcounty.org to sign-up or for more information.