Contact Us | Services | Recent Successes

Improving the availability of inclusive mental health
services for all residents in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

Free 8-session Family to Family Class, Virtual And In-Person

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?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 8-week course for families and friends of individuals 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. Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness.
  • Communication skills workshop. Self-care, relative group testimony
  • Advocacy, fighting stigma.

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

See also:

Registration is REQUIRED for Classes beginning:                                                                                                                                                              

Tue. Sept. 14, 2021, Virtual, 6:00-8:30 pm. Register at:  Contact: Bob, 816-419-9669; email:                                                                       

Thurs. Sept. 30, 2021, In-person, 6:30-9 pm, Nall Ave. Church of the Nazarene, 6301 Nall Ave,  Prairie Village, Ks. 66202. Register at: Contact: Em, 913-236-8063                                                                      

Thurs. Sept. 30, 2021, In-person, 6:30-9 pm, Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood Ks. 66224. Register at: Contact: John or Betty, 816-763-6169                                                                     

Thurs. Sept. 30, 2021, Virtual, 6:00-8:30 pm. Register at:, Contact: Dea; Tel. 913-683-4571; e-mail:   

Return to News Index

The Clay, Platte, Ray Mental Health Board of Trustees
3100 NE 83rd Street, #2700, Kansas City, MO 64119 • (816) 468-1772 •
website questions: