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Family Members, Friends & Caregivers

Education

NAMI's free education programs offer family members and friends of people living with mental illness support, skills and advocacy tools. More than that, they show that you and your loved one are not alone in this journey. 


NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week class for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Participants will build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. NAMI Family-to-Family is an evidence-based program; research shows that it 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. 

Upcoming classes (offered virtually on the Zoom platform by NAMI MN): 
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 PM (begins Tuesday, April 12): 

Individuals interested in attending this class must contact Gail at 612-978-8861, or Elizabeth at 612-432-0471 to schedule a short interview. After acceptance into the program, you will be sent the registration link.

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 PM (begins Thursday, April 14):

Individuals interested in attending this class must contact David at 651-261-1162 or manolis.david@icloud.com, or Anne at 651-653-5116 to schedule a short interview. After acceptance into the program, you will be sent the registration link.


Hope for Recovery

In this 3.5 hour class, you will obtain information on the following mental illnesses: schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. Learn information on treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning strategies to improve communication. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and not for professional development or observation. Participants will receive a manual after the class. 

Upcoming classes (offered virtually on the Zoom platform by NAMI MN): 

Wednesday, April 6, 6:00-9:30pm (Register

Tuesday, May 17, 4:00-7:30pm (Register


 

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