Orange County to Host NAMI Family-To-Family Education Program

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 10, 2017)—Orange County Department on Aging and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The 12-week series will be held on Thursdays at the Seymour Center (2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill) beginning Sept. 7, and running through Nov. 16. Each meeting will be from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The Family-to-Family course is designed for family members and close friends of persons living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder. Participants will learn to understand and support their relative or friend while maintaining their personal well-being.

The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional. The course will be taught by NAMI family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.

Class size is limited. Registration is required by Thursday, August 31.

  • Fee: FREE

For more information or to register, call (Nancy Brickman at 919-818-8065; for confidential inquiries, email: nbrickman@nc.rr.com. To learn more about the program and to find help in your area, visit NAMI NC online.