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NAMI Tri-Valley
Family-to-Family Education Program

Family To Family for Families & Caregivers
NAMI Tri-Valley will be providing a FREE 8-week course for family caregivers of adult (age 18 and up) individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.  Provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Tri-Valley Affiliate, the course is taught by trained family members.  

CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR 2021

Information and Registration email:
Joyce Lombardo
Family-To-Family Education Program Coordinator

  • The course is taught by trained family members 
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants

Course Content

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders

  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence

  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery

  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness

  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques

  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse

  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services



NAMI Tri-Valley, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, is an affiliate of NAMI California and NAMI National
Updated 2021