Families of Adults

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NAMI Minnesota
1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN 55104

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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Families of Adults

"There was a time when I wouldn't talk about having a daughter with schizophrenia.  The thing we have to work on is educating the public so that stigma doesn't stop people from getting help, jobs, apartments, or education."

Family-to-Family teachers are volunteers trained to teach the program to other families.

Family-to-Family Classes
This free 12-week course is for family members and friends of individuals with a serious mental illness.  The class is taught by trained NAMI family members.  It teaches families: coping skills, current information on major mental illnesses, how to locate support and services in the community, up-to-date information on medications and side-effects, current research related to the biology of brain disorders, empathy and understanding, advocacy, and problem-solving and communication techniques.  Families learn the insight and information needed to help empower and support themselves and their loved one.  Over 3,000 family members have been helped by this educational class.

Hope for Recovery Workshops
Hope for Recovery is a free, one-day, interactive workshop that offers families and individuals information, hope and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness.  Participants learn: *specific information about mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; *information on treatments, including medications and psychotherapies; *strategies to use when people don't believe they are ill; what to do in a crisis situation; *about recovery; *and about the mental health system and local resources.  Registration for the workshop is requested.  To find a Hope for Recovery workshop near you, click here.

Minnesota's Adult Mental Health Resource Guide: Hope for Recovery
Helps families of adult children with a mental illness navigate the mental health system. Published Sept. 2016. Click, here.