Family To Family
The Family-to-Family Education Program
The Family-to-Family Education Program is a Free 12 session course on mental illness that includes ways to understand the illness and how to help the person who has the illness. It also helps the family overcome the difficulties of living with severe mental illness.
The 12 week curriculum focuses on five major psychiatric illnesses (Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depression, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Panic disorder).
This highly effective and widely praised education course developed by NAMI member Dr. Joyce Burland has been attended by more than 3200 family members across North Carolina. An important aspect of the course is that it is taught by specially trained family members who have “been there”.
For locations and starting dates of Family-to-Family courses click here.
For locations and starting dates for Family-to-Family Teacher Trainings click here.
Hall of Fame – To be included in the NAMI North Carolina Hall of Fame for Family-to-Family teachers, individuals must teach five classes of Family-to-Family. The following individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, with the year of their induction noted click here.