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Free Family to Family Program Begins Jan. 7 at Tri-County

Do you have a family member with mental illness? Have you struggled to understand the diagnosis? Would you like to know how to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one?

Tri-County Mental Health Services will host the next sessions beginning Jan. 7 and running for consequetive Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contacct Bob at (816) 419-9669 or email You may also download this PDF Flyer for more information.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for families and friends of adults who are dealing with conditions such as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. The course is taught by trained family members who have lived with this experience. The course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

Family-to-Family Course Topics include:

• Family responses to the trauma of mental illness.
• Schizophrenia, major depression, and mania: Diagnosis and dealing with critical periods.
• Depression and Bipolar subtypes; Panic disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
• Borderline Personality Disorder; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders.
• The biology of the brain: emerging scientific discoveries.
• Problem solving workshop and Medication review
• Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness.
• Communication skills workshop and Self-care, relative group testimony.
• Rehabilitation, services available and Advocacy, fighting stigma.

The NAMI Family-To-Family Education Program is appropriate for parents, siblings, other family members and significant others of adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Registration is required.

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