Family to Family classes will start in February 2016 in
Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.
Idaho Falls – Wednesdays, starting Feb 10th
at the SW Conference room at 2280 E 25th Street, Idaho Falls, EIRMC Behavioral Health Center.
Blackfoot – Thursdays, starting Feb 11th
at Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 168 So University Ave.
To register contact: Larry Roberts 208-757-7650
or Jane Roberts 208-757-8300
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
- Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness.
- Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community.
- Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse.
- Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery.
- Up-to-date information about medications and side effects
- Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload.
“This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers… It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother.”
“The course has helped me to realize that my son is still inside the body that is often times hidden by the mental illness and that I am not alone in this.”