CLASSES OFFERED


Free of charge for adult family and friends of people with serious mental illness. Meets for 8 sessions.

DATES: SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Feb. 27 through April 16, 2020

Location: In Chad's House behind the Carriage House Clubhouse

Contact: Business Office

Phone: (260) 447-8990

Email: angela.m@namifortwayne.org

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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 8 session, 2.5 hours each, free of charge.
  • 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.

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A 10-week course for consumers, including individual relapse prevention planning.

DATES: >>CLASS NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME<<

Location:

Contact: Business Office

Phone: (260) 447-8990

Email: office@namifortwayne.org

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Dates will be forthcoming is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course is taught by a trained team of people who've been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

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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