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. NAMI Pierce County offers the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program twice a year, usually during the fall and spring.
Through a collaborative effort between Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an educational program – Family-to-Family * – will be offered this fall in Enumclaw to provide families with knowledge and resources about mental illness. If you or someone you know who has an adult loved one living with mental illness and needs the tools to navigate this journey and strengthen your mental health advocacy, please consider this valuable and free program. The focus of this program is education; this is not a support group.
Class meets every Tuesday evening from September 3 through mid-November. Trained and experienced NAMI facilitators will lead this program. They both have loved ones who live with mental illness and understand what families can experience.
* Family-to-Family “curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and borderline personality disorder, with a new resource on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The course discusses treatment for these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope with the challenges of living with a relative with a mental illness.”