Free Parent to Parent Training Through NAMI

January 31, 2014  |  Partners, Training

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Warren County is offering a free 12 week course for families and/or friends of individuals with mental illnesses. The Family-to-Family Education Program is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are provided at no cost to class participants. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program has been cited as a "best practice in recovery" by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.The course includes:

• 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

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

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

• Descriptions of how families unite together against this disability

• Learn what your relative is actually experiencing and gain empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness

• Acquire strategies for handling crises and relapse

• Focus on care for the caregiver: maintaining health and coping with worry.

Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays starting February 26, 2014 and ending May 14, 2014. Classes will meet at the Solutions Community Counseling Center on Kingsview Drive in Lebanon.

For more information or to register online, visit To register by phone, call the NAMI Warren County office at 513-695-3650 or 937-425-3650. For questions or to register by email, contact