NAMI Family-to-Family Class

Son pushing grandfather in wheelchairNAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of a condition, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. Family-to-Family is designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA, a federal agency. A nationally-developed program taught by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health conditions. Duration is 12 weeks. Cost is Free.

Our thanks to The Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board for a Fall 2019 class.


MOLINE CLASS STARTS IN SEPTEMBER 2019. Learn More. Register Here.


Course topics include:

  • Family response to trauma
  • Diagnosis & dealing with critical periods
  • The biology of the brain; emerging scientific discoveries
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of living w/ mental illness
  • Communications skills workshop
  • Self-care
  • Rehabilitation; services available
  • Advocacy: fighting stigma
  • Celebration & certification ceremony
 See the video & learn more.  Offered quarterly – please see events for schedule.