NAMI Family-to-Family Class

Son pushing grandfather in wheelchairNAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. It is a designated evidence-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of class participants.

This is a nationally-developed program taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive sessions. Please see below for additional description.

Our thanks to Muscatine Health Support Grant Fund for 1Q 2020 program, and to the Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and Henry County Mental Health Alliance for 2Q 2020 program.

 

Muscatine Program.

Muscatine Community College beginning February 18. This program will run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through April 7. We’ll be using a new 8-week format for this program. All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start for a screening and room location.

  • To register call Muscatine Community College UPDATING AND CORRECTING REGISTRATION NUMBERS: Toll Free 1-888-336-3907 or local 563-288-6100.  Course #9088. Registration ends February 25 (up to class 2).
  • For further information, call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2).

Kewanee Program.

OSF St. Luke Medical Center beginning April 7. This program will run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through May 26. All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before class for a screening. Room location is East Conference Room.

 

What You’ll Gain from Taking this Program.

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, you will also find out that you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope.

The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact. Experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. You will learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatment and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
Watch our video to hear from real class participants. Offered quarterly – please see events for schedule.

If You’d Like to Meet Other Family Members Locally …

Join us at a Family Support Group