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Education & Classes

2018 Class Starts May 1 .  This 12 week course meets  on Tuesday  evenings.

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:  Salkum Timberland Library, 2480 US Hwy 12, Salkum, WA  98582.

Please contact Sherry Palmer to sign up for this free class.    360-880-8070   namilewiscountywa@gmail.com

What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-session course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
The course is taught by trained family members
Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program
What does the course include?
Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders
Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

Sorry this class is not currently available in Lewis County.  Check the www.nami.org website to find a class in a nearby county.  Or call Sherry 360-880-8070   namilewiscountywa@gmail.com for a location near you.

 

 

 

Sorry this class is not currently available in Lewis County.  Check the www.nami.org website to find a class in a nearby county.  Or call Sherry 360-880-8070   namilewiscountywa@gmail.com for a location near you.

 

 

 

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