APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit & NAMI's Family-to-Family Program

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses which will be taught in Kinder beginning in January, 2012.

The course is taught by trained family members

All instruction and course materials are free to class participants

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

If you have questions about this course or would like to register to attend, please contact Juanita Moorman at the APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit at 337-738-9444 or by e-mail at .