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NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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Family to Family

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 11 session educational program designed for family members, partners, significant others and friends of adults living with a mental illness. The program is offered twice annually.

 

The guiding principal of this program is “You don’t have to deal with mental illness in isolation!”. The program will help participants understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while also maintaining their own well-being.

 

This NAMI program is a designated evidence-based program, which means research has shown that the program significantly improves a participant’s “living with mental illness”, coping, and problem-solving abilities. NAMI-trained family members, with “lived experience”, conduct the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which will include readings, lectures, presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

 

Our 2020 Family-to-Family Program schedule is:

            SPRING, 2020

  • Days:         Tuesday

  • Dates:        March 17, 2020 thru May 26, 2020

  • Duration:  11 weeks

  • Time:         6:00 pm until 8:30 pm

  • Location:   Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) Building, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave.

(formerly known as KCMHSAS)

 

            FALL, 2020

  • Days:         Tuesday

  • Dates:        August 18, 2020 thru October 27, 2020

  • Duration:  11 weeks

  • Time:         6:00 pm until 8:30 pm

  • Location:   Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) Building, 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave.

(formerly known as KCMHSAS)

 

If you have questions about this program, or want to register for program participation, please contact Richard Thompson, Family Education Coordinator, for NAMI of Kalamazoo. He may be contacted at Richard@namikzoo.org .

 

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK), in support of the Family-to-Family Program, has partnered with NAMI of Kalamazoo and provides a Family Support Specialist to assist program participants as needed. This Family Support Specialist also provides over-the-telephone, or in-person, emotional support and guidance while helping to problem solve, clarify options, and cope during times of crisis. If you would like to talk with the ISK Family Support Specialist, please contact:

Deb Schauer, ISK Family Support Services

dschauer@kazoocmh.org

2030 Portage Rd.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) 364-6961

dschauer@kazoocmh.org