What does this course include?
- Current information about schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, 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
Patchogue Community Center
456 Waverly Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
This is a committed 12 week program.
Registration is required.
Call Deb Mayo (631) 675-6831
Seating is limited
|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