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Family Members, Friends & Caregivers

Education

NAMI Family-to-Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. For more information and to sign up for a future class, contact Anita Otterness at (507) 316-0990 or aotterness@namisemn.org.

 

Hope for Recovery
Hope for Recovery is a six-hour class for family or friends of a person living with mental illness and for people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. Hope for Recovery provides information about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, communication skills, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, local resources and practical strategies for helping a loved one. For more information and to sign up for a future class, contact Anita Otterness at (507) 316-0990 or aotterness@namisemn.org.

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