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The Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness


For the next offering of this class in San Luis Obispo County contact John Klimala at 805-550-3889 .

For more information on the Family-To-Family Program  see the NAMI CALIFORNIA FAMILY TO FAMILY PAGE

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Check back soon for information about Spanish Family-to-Family classes.

San Luis Obispo

Monday evenings starting February 1, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: San Luis Obispo

Call 805-550-3889

South San Luis Obispo County

Weekday Evening (to be determined)  

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Call 805-550-3889

North San Luis Obispo County

Wednesday evenings starting February 3, 2016

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:  Atascader0

Call 805-550-3889

What is the Family to Family Education Program?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). The course is taught by trained family members. All course materials are furnished at no cost.

The curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

This Course Offers:

Information about illnesses of the brain and their treatment.

Who is this course for?

The course is specifically designed for family members and close friends of individuals with brain disorders (mental illnesses). The course is not appropriate for persons who are themselves suffering from any of these illnesses. However, consumers in recovery who also have an immediate family member with a serious brain disorder are encouraged to attend (and teach) the course.

Who teaches this class?

Classes are taught by NAMI family member volunteers who have completed a three day, 26-hour intensive training workshop.

How much does it cost?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is free.

How many sessions are there in this course?

This course meets once every week for twelve weeks.