NAMI Family-to-Family

This free 12-week course, taught in 49 states and around the world, is for family members and/or caregivers of individuals with mental illness. You are not alone. The curriculum focuses on panic disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and co-occurring brain and addictive disorders. Family-to-Family discusses treatment for these illnesses and teaches skills that families need to cope when their loved one is experiencing crisis and relapse.  It also provides guidance on how to locate appropriate supports and services within the community, communicating effectively, and expressing understanding and empathy for loved ones living with mental illnesses.  Recent research, advocacy skills, medication awareness, and self-care are included in the curriculum.  The class follows a structured format, in a confidential setting, providing emotional support, information and resources, and coping skills.

Upcoming Classes

Registration Required: To register call Jeff Conley at 804-285-1749 or email: jeff.conley@namicentralvirginia.org. Classes are free of charge. The following dates/locations are subject to change – those registered will be notified of any updates.

Hanover: Oct. 9 – Dec 18th

Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:30

Hanover County Community Service Board

12300 Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005

 

Richmond: Sept 28 – Dec 14

Thursday Evenings 6:00 – 8:30

St. Mary’s Hospital – Education Wing Room 159

5801 Bremo Rd. Richmond, VA 23226

 

Hopewell: September 25 – December 11th

Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:30

John Randolph Medical Center – Wellness Pavilion

411 W. Randolph Rd., Hopewell, VA 23860

Previous courses held in 2017:

 

January 26th – March 30th

Monday Evenings, 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

First Presbyterian Church

4602 Cary St. Rd., Richmond, VA 23226

 

Feb. 22nd – May 10th

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

FACES

11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, VA 23114

 

June 5th – August 14th

Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:30

John Randolph Medical Center – Wellness Pavilion

411 W. Randolph Rd., Hopewell, VA 23860

 

June 5th – August 14th 

Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:30

First Presbyterian Church

4602 Cary St. Rd., Richmond, VA 23226