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NAMI program offered beginning Sept. 22

on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Posted in News, Local News

NAMI Pee Dee will offer its NAMI Family-to-Family Education program for 2019 beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 and continuing through Nov. 10. It will be held on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

NAMI Family-to-Family is included in SAMSHA’s National Register of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. SAMSHA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency.

Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. One participant said, “This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers… It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother.” Another reported, “The course has helped me to realize that my son is still inside the body that is often times hidden by the mental illness and that I am not alone in this.” Pre-registration for this Family-to-Family class is required. To register, contact Carol Hill at (843) 625-2915 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Susan Snow at (843) 229-5633 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NAMI Pee Dee is the local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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