Talking to friends and family about mental health problems can be an opportunity to provide information, support, and guidance. Learning about mental health issues can lead to improved recognition of early signs of mental health problems, earlier treatment, and greater understanding and compassion. Learn more about early warning signs and offering your support here.
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.
Visit our family member activities page to learn about upcoming educational activities for family members.
More family member resources coming soon!