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NAMI Family-to-Family is a free educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

  • Attend with family members just like you in a confidential setting

  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects a relative (covers schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, various anxiety disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder)

  • Take a look inside some of the latest brain research related to mental illness

  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives

  • Discover the medications available and the latest treatment options

  • Learn to cope with the worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This program does not cover childhood mental health disorders (see NAMI Basics instead), alcoholism, criminal behavior, or sexual abuse in family

NAMI education courses offer a safe and confidential space, while providing opportunity for mutual support and growth. Every course is free of charge, and registration is required. Register today, classes fill up fast!

Upcoming Classes

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You may also be interested in learning about NAMI Family Support Group, NAMI Basics, or NAMI Homefront !

For more information about our free programs, or to learn which programs might best fit your needs, please give us a call on the NAMI Multnomah Helpline at 503-228-5692 or send an email to