F2F logoThe NAMI Family-to Family Education Program is a 12 week course for families and friends of individuals with serious mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members who have lived with this experience. All course materials are furnished at no cost to you; however, we do require registration and a commitment to attend all classes.

Many family members describe the impact of this program as life changing. Join thousands of families just like yours who have gained insight, information and understanding.

Family-to-Family Course Topics include:

1. Family responses to the trauma of mental illness.

2. Schizophrenia, major depression, and mania: Diagnosis and dealing with critical periods.

3. Depression and Bipolar subtypes; Panic disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Borderline Personality Disorder; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders.

4. The biology of the brain: Emerging scientific discoveries.

5. Problem-solving workshop.

6. Medication review.

7. Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness.

8. Communication skills workshop.

9. Self-care, relative group testimony.

10. Rehabilitation, services available.

11. Advocacy, fighting stigma.

12. Celebration & certification ceremony.

Fall Class Schedule

For your convenience, we are happy to offer three Family to Family classes in the fall.
One will be offered in the evening at Hopeworx in Norristown. The other classes will be offered at our Lansdale office. One will be held in the daytime and the other will be in the evening. Classes to begin in September. More information coming soon!
If you are interested in our fall class series and would like more information, please call the office at 215-361-7784.

 

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In Our Own Voice is a free presentation by people living with mental illness.  In Our Own Voice presentations enrich the audiences’ understanding of how the over 58 million Americans contending with mental illness cope while also reclaiming rich and meaningful lives.   Presentations are 60-90 minutes.

Groups or organizations interested in seeing a presentation are invited to call the NAMI office 215-361-7784 or email nami-montcopa@verizon.net.

Police School Sessions
NAMI Montgomery County works closely with Montgomery County Emergency Services (MCES) on programs to divert persons with mental illness from the criminal justice system. One of these is the Crisis Intervention Specialist Program or “Police School.”  NAMI presents In Our Own Voice at Police School twice each month.

Basics
NAMI Basics is a free, six session course for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.  The class is taught by parents or other primary caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children.  NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families.

NAMI Office
100 W. Main Street, Suite 204
Lansdale, PA 19446

(parking in rear of building)

No Classes Schedule at this time. Please call 215.361.7784 or email us for more information or to be put on our First Call list! We will contact you as soon as classes are scheduled. Classes are held one evening per week 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for 6 weeks at one or more locations in Montgomery County.

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This two-hour in-service program focuses on helping school professionals and families within the school community better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents and how best to intervene so that youth with mental health treatment needs are linked with services. It also covers the lived experience of mental illnesses and how schools can best communicate with families about mental health-related concerns.

Groups or organizations interested in seeing a presentation are invited to call the NAMI office 215-361-7784 or email nami-montcopa@verizon.net.