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A 11-week course for family and friends of adults with serious mental illness.
Call or email us to add your name to our Family-to-Family course.

Phone:
(260) 447-8990

Email: namifortwayne@gmail.com                
        
Classes brought to you by Kathy Bayes


DATES

September 7, 2017 Please call to enroll in our Fall Enrollment. 

Location
Carriage House / Chad's House

3321 Lake Avenue

Fort Wayne 46805

Contact Information
Kathleen Bayes

Family-to-Family Teacher

kbayes@aol.com
  (260) 483-6308

NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness.

What You Should Expect

  • Meets for 11 session, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
  • Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Provides critical information and strategies related to care giving.
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. 

Why You Should Attend

A toolkit of information

  • Up-to-date information about  a range of mental illnesses, including co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • Impact of mental illness on the brain.
  • Current research on treatments including medication, side effects and evidence-based therapies.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

  • Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
  • Strategies for self-care including management of stress and emotional overload.
  • Guidance on locating appropriate local supports and services.




A 10-week course for consumers, including individual relapse prevention planning.
Call or email us to add your name to our Peer-to-Peer course.

Phone: (260) 447-8990
Email: namifortwayne@gmail.com

DATES 
Mondays, 
Sept.11 to Nov 13, 2017, 1-3:30 p.m.

Location
Park Center Family Education Center, 909 E. State Blvd., Bldg G, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 

NAMI
Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

What You Should Expect

  • Ten two-hour sessions, free of charge.
  • Designed for individuals (18 and over) living with mental illness.
  • Taught by a trained team of individuals living in recovery from mental illness.
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. 

Why You Should Attend

A toolkit of information

  • Up-to-date research on brain biology.
  • Mental illness symptoms and their relationship to personal experiences.
  • Personalized relapse prevention plan.
  • Tools to prepare for interactions with health care providers.
  • Skills for making decisions and reducing stress.

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