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.

 

 

Chester/Hopewell – Sept. 30th

Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Chesterfield Library – Enon Branch

1801 Enon Church Rd.

Chester, VA 23838

Previous Classes in 2019:

 

North Chesterfield – February 6th, 2019

North Courthouse Library (call for times)

325 Courthouse Rd.

Richmond, VA 23235

 

Richmond – Fan Area – July 8th 

Monday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital – James Proffitt Library

2621 Grove Ave.

Richmond, VA 23220

 

Richmond – Fan Area – September 9th

Monday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

First Presbyterian Church

4602 Cary St. Rd.

Richmond, VA 23226