Family-to-Family Course
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Family-to-Family Course

Family-to-Family is an evidence-based, educational program for family members and friends of people living with mental illness. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for 12 weeks.

3/29/2016 to 6/14/2016
When: March 29 - June 14
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Where: Westbrook, Maine 
United States
Contact: Karen & Jack
207-653-6269 and 207-6537600


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Upon completion of the registration form, a Family-to-Family teacher will contact you for a brief 10-minute phone call to review what to expect from the course, confirm that the class will meet your needs, and provide additional training logistics, such as the location and schedule.

 

Family-to-Family is a FREE, evidence-based, 12-week educational course for family members and friends of people living with mental illness. The course covers information about mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder and other major mental illnesses. In addition, coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; suicide prevention, basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress are included.

 

What You Should Expect

  • Meets for 12 sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
  • Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.
  • Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.

For more information contact Christine Canty Brooks at ccantybrooks@namimaine.org, (800) 464-5767 ext. 2305 or Roy Ulrickson III at roy@namimaine.org, (800) 464-5767 ext. 2312.