LORAIN COUNTY – NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Lorain County will be holding their Family to Family educational class beginning Tuesday March 7th and ending Tuesday, April 25th from 6pm to 8:30pm.
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.
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:
About NAMI of Lorain County
NAMI is the nation’s largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness.
Since 1986, NAMI of Lorain County has served families and individuals within our region impacted by mental health conditions. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
The mission of NAMI of Lorain County is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness by providing them, their families, and public with education, support groups, and advocacy in the public arena.
NAMI of Lorain County envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.