NAMI 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 the Rock Island County Mental Health 708 Board and Muscatine Health Support Granting Fund for 1Q 2021 programs.
Future Program Wait List.
We are organizing a 1Q 2020 class for the Quad Cities and 1Q 2020 class for Muscatine County. Please let us know if you are interested and we’ll send registration details. Please give us your contact information.
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