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NAMI offers Family-to-Family Education Program

The Mid-Tidewater affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is again offering the Family-to-Family Education Program. Established over 20 years ago, Family-to-Family has helped more than 300,000 family members of people living with mental illness nationwide.

This free eight-session course for family members is taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation.

Class topics include:

—Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders.

—Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence.

—Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and evidence-based treatments to promote recovery.

—Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness.


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