Mental Illness Education For Family Caregivers
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of MetroWest will conduct a free Family Caregiver Education classes (Family-To-Family) starting in Spring 2020. The class will run for 12 consecutive Mondays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational program for family, significant others and friends of adults 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 mental illness. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
You'll learn about:
• How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
• Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
• Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
• Finding and using local supports and services Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
• Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies,
and side effects
• The impact of mental illness on the entire family
Sign Up For The Class (Space is limited):
The Family - to - Family class is a confidential class and no participant's information will be shared outside of the class.
In Westborough, in English: Class starts Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (12 consecutive Thursdays)
In Framingham, in Spanish: Class starts on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.(12 consecutive Mondays)
Confidential Registration: LFDeAngelo@namimass.org or 508 251 9595