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.
Registration Required: To register call Jeff Conley at 804-285-1749 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are free of charge. The following dates/locations are subject to change – those registered will be notified of any updates.
Midlothian – begins February 6th
Monday Evenings (call for times)
Winfree Baptist Church
13617 Midlothian Tpke.
Midlothian, VA 23113
Richmond – begins January 28th (date subject to change)
Tuesday Evenings (call for times)
First Presbyterian Church
4602 Cary St. Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226