NAMI Family to FamilyThe NAMI EFFECT

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Trained family members who have lived with this experience teach this course. Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program.

All course materials are provided.

Course Topics Include:

  • Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Bipolar disorder
  • Subtypes of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Borderline, Personality Disorder and telling our stories
  • Basics about brain biology and causes of brain disorders
  • Problem Solving Workshop
  • Medication Review
  • Empathy: Inside Mental Illness
  • Communication Skills Workshop
  • Self-Care
  • Rehabilitation: Making Choices for Recovery
  • Advocacy: Fighting Stigma

Please contact:
Joy Doering Ph: (205) 821-4567 or Email:
Vickie Patterson / Email:
Deborah Camp / Email:
Lyle Hedrick / Email:
Joan Elder / Email: