Do You Have a Family Member with Mental Illness?
NAMI Cook County North Suburban Offers Free
Family to Family Education Programs
Education and Support for Families who have
adult relatives with serious mental illness.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and close friends of adults with mental illness.
This course is taught by trained volunteer family members who are experienced in caring for a loved one with serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other disorders.
Many family members describe this experience as life–changing. Join the thousands of families, just like yours, who have gained information, understanding, and support.
Family to Family participants:
> Learn about family responses to the trauma of mental illness
> Receive current information on serious mental illnesses
> Learn about symptoms, medications and side effects
> Practice problem-solving skills and communication techniques
> Develop strategies for handling crises and relapses
> Review local community resources and supports
> Focus on self-care and coping with stress
Tuesday evenings, June 9 – August 25,
6:30-9:00 pm, at the NAMI office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED please call 847-716-2252
Commitment to attend the 12 classes is required