NAMI Jefferson County (NAMI JeffCo) is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 2005 our mission has been to empower families and individuals living with mental illness to better understand and cope with the special challenges posed by this kind of illness.
We offer free self-help support groups, provide free education and training, create awareness of issues related to mental illness and work to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through free public events. We advocate for change and improved services for those living with mental illness and their family members, care givers and support persons. To find other NAMI affiliates go to NAMI.org.
Family-to-Family: An educational course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with mental illness
How does NAMI Family-to-Family work?
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-week course taught by trained family members who have personal experience caring for an adult loved one with mental illness. This course teaches the knowledge and skills family members and loved ones need to cope more effectively. Many describe the impact of this program as life changing.
Why you should attend
- Gain comfort in knowing you are not alone.
- Receive up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including co-occurring illnesses such as substance abuse.
- Learn about the impact of mental illness on the brain.
- Learn current research on treatments, medication, side-effects, and evidence-based therapies.
- Receive training in preparedness and emotional resiliency.
- Learn skills for managing crises, stress and emotional overload.
- Learn strategies for self-care.
- Receive guidance on locating local supports and services.
Saturdays, February 10 – April 28
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Port Townsend location – address will be given to registrants.
Pre-Registration Required: 360-385-6854