Family-to-Family

Family - to - Family This is a free twelve week education course on the topic of wellness and recovery for family caregivers or friends of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by two trained family members who are themselves family members of an individual with a severe mental illness. This class is taught in both Porterville and Visalia.

Classes available in English and Spanish

The NAMI Family-to-Family is appropriate for parents, siblings, and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. It is for families of loved ones who are affected by serious mental illness: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Dual Diagnosis is covered during the course.


Family-to-Family course outline:




There is no charge for the class, registration is required: Visalia - Contact Ann Johnson at 559-594-6967 or Denise Nelson at 559-627-1306 Porterville - Contact Donna Grigsby at 559-280-5258


Spanish class begins August 1, 2016 and English class begins August 23, 2016.

Support Groups


  • Support For Family and Friends
    Place:
    St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
    120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
    1st Monday of the month
    General Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m. and Support Group at 7:00pm

    Support For Individuals With Mental Illness
    NAMI Connections; Every Thursday at 3:00pm at TLC, 546 E. Tulare Ave. Visalia, CA
    Look for the Wellness and Recovery Sign.
    This confidential group is led by peers living well in recovery.
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  • *Also Available in Spanish

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