NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI - Family to family
Mental Health Education

Next Class Dates:

Please note: We have a waitlist for our Family to Family class. Those on the waitlist will get priority.

Fall Class

Mon. Aug. 9th - Oct 4th - 6:30-9pm (no class on Labor Day)

IN-Person at Noblesville City Hall

16 S 10th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

Winter Class

Wed. Oct. 27th - Dec. 15th - 6:30-9pm

In-Person at the NeuroDiagnostic Institute, Conf. Room B & C

5435 E. 16th St. Indianapolis, IN 46218

ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR FAMILY TO FAMILY WAITLIST by clicking the below link and filling out the Interest Form

What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

  • The course is taught by trained family members

  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants

  • Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program

What does the course 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 the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery

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

  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques

  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse

  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

What people have to say about Family-to-Family

“Family members who take the NAMI Family-to-Family course are better equipped to work with mental health clinicians in a collaborative manner. My bottom-line recommendation? Take this course. It will help you learn to cope successfully with a major challenge in your life, and that, in turn, will help your loved one as he or she works toward recovery.”

-- Peter Weiden, M.D., author of Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications