• NAMI Family to Family Class

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    Name: NAMI Family to Family Class
    Date: October 24, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Class is held at NAMI DuPage in the Community Center in Wheaton.

    This class meets twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 6 weeks.

    NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

    NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

    What You’ll Gain
    NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

    The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you'll learn about:

    How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
    Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
    Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
    Finding and using local supports and services
    Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
    Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
    The impact of mental illness on the entire family
    What People are Saying
    "Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."

    "I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none."
    Location:
    NAMI DuPage
    The Community Center
    115 N County Farm Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    Date/Time Information:
    9/19/17-10/26/17, 7-9:30pm
    Meets twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 6 weeks.
    Contact Information:
    Meredith Kober, 630-752-0066
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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