NAMI Family-To-Family Program Offers Help To Friends, Family Of Mentally Ill

The free, 8-week education program begins August 24 in Madison.

(Madison, Ind.) – A local branch of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization is offering a program to help families struggling with mental illness.

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) SE IN will offer its Family-to-Family Education Program beginning Tuesday, August 24 at Faith Lutheran Church, 3024 Michigan Road in Madison.

Classes will be held every Tuesday through October 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The free, 8-session education program is for family, friends, and significant others of those living with mental illness.

The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.

Some of the diagnoses discussed include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, mental illness with substance use disorder, PTSD and others.

“This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers. It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother,” said a past participant.

View a short video about the Family-to-Family Education Program here.

To register for free and confidential classes, call or text 812-292-1047 or email NAMI at namimadison.in@gmail.com.

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