Find Help, Find Hope!

NAMI Family-to-Family

Upcoming classes in 2019
Registration opens 30 days before the class begins

Hyde Park

Wednesdays, August 21 through November 6
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Knox Presbyterian Church
3400 Michigan Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208


Registration closes September 4th


Thursdays, August 22 through November 7
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Child Focus Training Center
Conference Room C
4629-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


Registration closes September 5th

Mount St. Joseph

Tuesdays, September 3 through November 19
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mount St. Joseph
Classroom CL 115
5701 Delhi Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45233


Registration closes September 17


Tuesdays, September 10 through November 26
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Christ Church
5165 Western Row Rd
Mason, OH 45040


Registration closes September 24


What Is NAMI Family-to-Family?

NAMI Family-to-Family is a no-cost 12-week course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with mental illness.

The course is taught by trained family members who also have loved ones living with mental illness. They get it. They know what you are going through. They’ve been there.

You’ll get current information about a range of mental illnesses. You’ll learn skills to help you better manage crises, communicate effectively with your loved one, and care for yourself.

Perhaps most importantly, you will gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey. There is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group experience of NAMI Family-to-Family provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and community from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

Tell Me More About the Course

  • Meets weekly for 12 sessions. Each session is 2.5 hours.
  • Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.

What Does the Course Include?

  • Current information about mental illness and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more.
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence.
  • Information about the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery.
  • Guidance on gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person living with mental illness.
  • Presentations, interactive exercises, and group discussions.
  • Lessons on acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse.
  • Focus 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
  • And more!

What Others Have To Say About NAMI Family-to-Family

“Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed.”

“I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none.”

Become a Member


Get Involved


Get In Touch