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NAMI Family-to-Family

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

  • The course is taught by trained family members
  • All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  • Over 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program

>CLICK HERE to watch a brief video about Family-to-Family

What does the course include?

  • 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.

Sign Up For A Class

To register for NAMI Sarasota County’s next NAMI Family-to-Family class…

Contact us at  or 941-376-9361.

Subscribe to our Newsletter for updates on upcoming classes. 

Please check our website calendar for class dates and times.

And check below for upcoming classes.


Upcoming Class:

September 26th, 2019, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 12 week session.

First Presbyterian Church
2050 Oak St.
Sarasota, FL 34237

To register for the class series beginning September 26th please fill out the form below.

NAMI Sarasota Family-to-Family Registration for September 26th


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