F2F - Family to Family

NAMI in-person Family-to-Family classes are now being offered in various communities around the state. Please contact your local NAMI affiliate to learn if an in-person Family-to-Family class will be available in your area.  Virtual classes will continue to be offered and are open to everyone regardless of his/her location.       

F2F Class Schedule and Locations

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  • Important components of the course
  • F2F Class Schedule & locations

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

 

The Family-to-Family course balances education and skill training with self-care, emotional support, and empowerment. 

Important components of this course are:

  • Information on mental disorders including: Schizophrenia, Schizo-affective Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic-depressive Disorder), Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Co-Occurring Brain Disorders (mental illness and combined substance abuse)
  • Biology of the brain, including new research findings
  • Coping skills; handling crisis and relapse
  • Listening and communication techniques
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation
  • Empathy: understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families; how to deal with chronic worry and stress
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports
  • Advocacy: Getting better services, fighting discrimination

Family to Family Class Schedule

NAMI COLORADO (NAMI ADAMS COUNTY CO)
(Brighton, Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster) 

None currently scheduled

 
 
 
NAMI ARAPAHOE/DOUGLAS COUNTIES
(Littleton, Englewood, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Centennial, etc.)
For more information or to register for the Family-to-Family course,
please complete the online NAMI Family-to-Family Registration form
or call 303-991-7688 
NAMI AURORA 
Saturdays – March 23rd to May 18th

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Email bethdoc99@gmail.com for more information or registration

NAMI BOULDER/BROOMFIELD
(Louisville, Longmont, etc)  

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00-8:30 pm. from March 12-April 16

Email education@namibouldercounty.org to register or find out details

NAMI COLORADO SPRINGS

For information or to register for our next Family-to-Family class, please call 719.473.8477 or email  familysupport@namicos.org.
For information on NAMI, please visit our website at  namicoloradosprings.org

Registration is REQUIRED.

 NAMI DENVER 

To learn when the next Family to Family class will be offered in Denver

please call 303-504-6545 or email namidenver@gmail.com

NAMI CHAFFEE COUNTY (Salida, Buena Vista)NAMI Southeast (Pueblo)

NAMI CHAFFEE COUNTY

 

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NAMI HIGH COUNTRY COLORADO
(Breckenridge, Leadville, Frisco, Dillon, etc.)
For information or to register for the next NAMI High Country
Colorado Family to Family course, please contact
Sheila Brockmeier at 303-917-9131 or s.brockmeier@comcast.net
 
NAMI JEFFERSON COUNTY
(Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties)
NAMI Jeffco offers the Family-to-Family course in Wheat Ridge,
Littleton (Sw Plaza area) and Evergreen.
For more information and/or to register for a class, click on this link:
NAMI Jeffco Family to Family or email namijeffco3@gmail.com.
 
NAMI SOUTHEAST COLORADO (Canyon City, Pueblo, La Junta, Lamar)
Starting April 8, 2024 at 5:30-8:00 PM in Pueblo West.  
To register for this class or to get on the waiting list, contact Bonnie at family@namisoutheastcolorado.org
 
NAMI LARIMER COUNTY
(Fort Collins)
For information or to register for the next Family- to-Family course
in Larimer County, please email Wayne at: wkever@comcast.net
NAMI ROARING FORK
(Glenwood Springs, Snowmass. etc)
For information or to register for the next Family to Family course in the Glenwood Springs area,
please contact Lynne Jammaron at 970-618-2574 or lynnejammaron@gmail.com
 
NAMI WESTERN SLOPE
(Grand Junction, Fruita, Montrose, Delta)