Free, 9-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses
What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 9-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
- The course is taught by trained family members
- All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
- Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
To pre-register please go to: http://namilivingstonmclean.org/classes/
Any questions, please call affiliate NAMI Livingston/McLean Counties at 309-287-9913.
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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
Dates: Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14
Time: 9:00 – 11:45 am
Where it meets: Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 East Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701