NAMI Brown County presents:
Family to Family Education Series
This free, 12-week begins Tuesday, February 4th.
To register, call 920-430-7460 or email
This course provides caregivers with communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms, and the self-care skills needed to deal with a loved one's mental illness as well as its impact on the family.
The course is aimed at helping families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorders and offers insights into, and resolution of, the profound concerns experienced by families, close relatives, and friends as they strive to cope with the realities of serious mental illness.
Caregivers not only learn a wide range of information about serious mental illness, they also learn to understand how living with these conditions affects their loved one.
The course meets weekly for 12 weeks, is offered free of charge, is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives with mental illness and follows a structured format covering issues frequently faced by families dealing with mental illness
•Attend with other family members just like you in a confidential setting.
•Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative
•Take an eye-opening look inside some of the today's current brain research related to mental illness
•Learn how family members can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives
•Learn about the medication issues involved in mental illness and the latest treament options
•Learn how to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones