Family-to-Family Course

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.