NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is for families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designed as an evidence-based program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

When: The next NAMI Family to Family Class is scheduled for September 20 - November 8, 2022, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Where: In person at the NAMI Yakima Office, 107 South 6th Street, Yakima, WA 98901.


What is Family-to-Family?

Family-to-Family is a twelve-week, evidenced-based, education program providing support and education to family members and friends of individuals who are living with mental illness. Classes are taught by trained family members and graduates of the program. In addition to learning about treatment strategies, and how to more effectively communicate with loved ones, many participants also find the emotional support they receive crucial during their loved ones’ times of illness and stress. The program was created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member.

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By the end of the 12-week session, participants will have a packet of materials to keep for ongoing reference. This class has proven to make a positive impact on family members and their loved ones. Information really is power and in this case it’s free! Want to give back?

(Childcare not available for Family-to-Family)

Watch this short video about Family to Family: