NAMI Family-to-Family is for families, caregivers and friends of individuals with mental illness.
The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.
The course consists of 12 two-and-a-half hour sessions. Trained family members teach the course who know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
The Family-to-Family Program is offered at no cost to the participants. NAMI Northwoods will offer its NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for the spring on Tuesdays February 5 through April 23, 2019.
Registration is now open. Registration is required by Thursday January 31, 2019. (Note: A minimum of 10 attendees is required to hold the class. If there isn’t enough to hold the class at this time, you will be notified and a future class will be scheduled.)
Please be prepared to attend at least 10 of the 12 sessions.
Click the button below to contact us to indicate your interest, or call us at 715-432-0180.
Classes are held Tuesdays at the Grace United Church, 535 South 3rd Ave in Wausau. Enter the church through the back entrance and take the elevator to the first floor.
February 5 – Class 1: Introduction to family education.
February 12 – Class 2: Understanding Schizophrenia and Mood Episodes; Getting through Critical Periods of Crisis.
February 19 – Class 3: Types and Subtypes of Mood Disorders; Borderline Personality Disorder; Panic Disorder, OCD; PTSD; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders; telling our stories.
February 26 – Class 4: Basics about brain biology and the causes of brain disorders; individual stages of adaptation to the trauma of mental illness.
March 5 – Class 5: Problem Solving Workshop.
March 12 – Class 6: Medication Review.
March 19 – Class 7: Empathy: Inside mental illness.
March 26 – Class 8: Communication Skills Workshop.
April 2 – Class 9: Self-care.
April 9 – Class 10: Rehabilitation: Making choices for recovery.
April 16 – Class 11: Fighting Stigma; Advocacy.
April 23 – Class 12: Evaluation, Certification, and Celebration.
To contact co-leaders, please call:
Russ Gross- 715-432-1144
Sharon Kreft- 715-536-9619