Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session class for family, significant others and friends of people living with severe mental illness.
It is a designated evidenced-based program. The course is taught by trained family members. Available to Spanish-speakers as De Familia a Familia.
Research shows that graduates gain a greater understanding of mental illness, are able to cope better, worry less, and feel newly empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for their relative. Class topics include:
- Schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and dual diagnosis.
- Basics about the brain and mental illness.
- Medication review.
- Problem-solving and communications skills workshops.
- Self-care and advocacy.
Please call the Helpline at 212-684-3264 for more information and to register for a Family-to-Family class.