The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week program for families and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

*We are temporally unable to offer this class but hope to offer dates in the future.

Classes are taught by trained family members who have experienced first-hand what it is like to have a family member with mental illness. Nationwide, over 300,000 family members have graduated from this program. Many describe their experience as life-changing. Class size is limited to 20 participants to ensure a meaningful experience, so registration (form below) is required.

For more information, please call our office at 239.260.7300 or email

Program topics include current information about:
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Co-occurring brain disorders
  • Addictive disorders
Additional topics include:
  • Up-to-date information about medications and side effects
  • Current research related to the biology of the brain
  • Gaining empathy
  • Learning problem-solving
  • Listening and communication techniques
  • Learning strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Taking care of yourself as caregiver
  • Guidance on locating support and services within the community
  • Advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

To download the program description, please click here. To download the family-to-family registration form, please click here.