NAMI Family-To-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family

 

 

Ongoing & Upcoming Classes:

NAMI Greater Bergen
Every Thursday, May 9 – June 27, 2024
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Online
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Please commit to attend all sessions when registering. Space is limited, and registration is required.

NAMI NJ Virtual Family to Family Class
Every Tuesday, June 25 – August 13, 2024
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Zoom
Register here
Contact: Viviana De Los Angeles, NAMI NJ Program Director; Call (732) 940-0991 Ext. 102, or email [email protected]
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NAMI Somerset County
Every Saturday, October 19 – December 14, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shimon & Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Registration is required. Space is limited.
Please email Carolyn at [email protected], or call (908) 285-2238; Or email Maureen at [email protected], or call (908) 403-9193.
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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].