NAMI Family-To-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family



Upcoming Classes:

NAMI Greater Bergen County
Wednesdays, April 19 – June 7, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET
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For more information or to register, please visit our website.

NAMI Mercer County
Thursdays, April 20 – June 8, 2023
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
NAMI Mercer Center (In-person)
1235 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Bldg. C, Suite 303
Hamilton, NJ 08619
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For more information, please email [email protected] or call 609-799-8994 x17.

NAMI NJ en Español

Wednesdays, September 20 – November 8, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom
Register here

Contact Nelhy Barreiro, NAMI NJ en Español Statewide Coordinator, at 732-940-0991 x 113, or email [email protected].
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Program Introduction

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.


What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

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


Program Contact

If you are interested in receiving additional information to enroll in a Family-To-Family Education Program or if you would like information on training to become a Family Educator or Family Facilitator, please contact our office at (732) 940-0991 or e-mail [email protected].