Family to Family

Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8 session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Taught by y NAMI-trained volunteers who are family members with lived experience and who can provide compassion and support for other caregivers for a loved one with mental illness.  the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Information about medications; research related to the biology of brain disorders; gaining empathy, listening, and communication techniques; strategies for handling crises; care for the caregiver, support and services within the community.

Family To Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8 session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Information about medications; research related to the biology of brain disorders; gaining empathy, listening, and communication techniques; strategies for handling crises; care for the caregiver, support and services within the community.

What You'll Gain

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you'll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

What People Are Saying

"The course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of shame, guilt and hopelessness."

"I wish I'd known about this seven years ago when the problem began. I felt safe in this class. I was able to talk about things I haven't been comfortable expressing elsewhere."

"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."

"I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none."

Sign Up for a Class

FREE! Family to Family Class- 8 week course

Thursdays, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
August 25 - Oct. 13

Jessie Ball duPont Center
40 E. Adams St., Room
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required.

We ask that you commit to attend all sessions to receive the full benefit of the class.

Submit the program request form below and a NAMI Jacksonville representative will contact you.

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OUR MISSION
The mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

NAMI Jacksonville Florida
40 E. Adams St., Ste. LL05
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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