Classes For Families of Adults

“So thankful for this program. It changed my perspective on mental illness and provided so much education and support.”

“Was a huge blessing to learn, listen and share. To meet others with the same family issues with their loved ones.”

List of Classes for Families of Adults:

Family-to-Family

Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. This workshop meets weekly for two and a half hours for 8 weeks, and there is also a web-based version of this course) and is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness.  We offer several Family to Family classes in various locations in Minnesota twice per year in the fall and winter/spring. The classes have a cap of 25 participants. You may join up to the 3rd week only, then the class is closed. To register contact the teacher for a short interview. Teachers’ information will be on the class listings when scheduled.  Click here for scheduled classes.


Hope for Recovery 1

In this 3.5 hour class you will obtain information on the following mental illnesses: schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and co- occurring disorders. Learn information on treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy or Boundary Setting to improve communication. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and not for professional development or observation. Click here for scheduled classes.


Hope for Recovery 2

In this 3.5 hour class you will obtain information on the following mental illnesses: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. Learn information on treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy or Boundary Setting to improve communication. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and not for professional development or observation. Click here for scheduled classes.

 

Family Connections (please note change)

After many years of teaching the 12 week Family Connections class for those who have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder, NAMI Minnesota will no longer offer it. If you are interested in taking the class please contact NEABPD at: https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/family-connections/