• 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 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 illness:

    • 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.




    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.



    The course is 12 weeks long or 6 weeks long for the express class and free of charge for both.




    Call (323) 294-7814 to register or learn more about the 12-week or 6-week express, free program for family members and friends. Class limited to 20 people. Registration required.

  • Upcoming & CURRENT Family-to-family Classes

    Family-to-Family 12-Week Class

    Started Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Community Build Inc.

    4305 Degnan Blvd, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90008

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

    Starts Saturday, April 20, 2019

    9:00am - 2:30pm

    West Angeles

    3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

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