• Family-to-Family Education Program

    NAMI Urban LA offers educational programs and support groups for individuals and family members of those living with mental illness. To register for our FREE family support groups or classes, please call us at (323) 294-7814.

    NAMI Urban LA’s Family-to-Family Education Program is for family, partners, caregivers, and friends of individuals with serious mental illnesses. We cover these specific ones:

    • Bipolar Disorder (also called Manic Depression)
    • Major Depression
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorder

    Do you need answers to these questions:

    • What happens during a psychiatric crisis?
    • What type of treatment is available for those with mental illness?
    • What is the best way to communicate with my loved one?

    We offer a 12-week and a 6-week express course. The course is a series of weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness in the family. There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and all course materials are free. Over 115,000 family members in the U.S. and Canada have completed this course. We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call for more information.

     

    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.

     

    DURATION:

    The course is 12 weeks or 6 weeks in the case of express.

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

     

    Call our office at (323) 294-7814 or email us at info@namiurbanla.org. The office is open from Mon-Thurs 10AM-4PM. 

  • Upcoming & CURRENT Family-to-family Classes

    Family-to-Family 12-Week Class

    START DATE: Friday, October 4, 2019

    TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm

    LOCATION: Community Build Inc.

    ADDRESS: 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90008

    Family-to-Family 6-Week "Express" Class

    START DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm

    LOCATION: West Angeles Church

    ADDRESS: 3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

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