Family to Family
The Family-to-Family Education Program, created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member, is a 12-class course designed for families experiencing the effects of severe brain disorders, and focuses on three major psychiatric illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), and major depression.
Classes are team-taught by intensively trained family members of individuals suffering from mental illnesses. The program curriculum covers treatment strategies and coping skills, such as improved communication and problem solving.
Throughout the program, family members learn to be effective providers and advocates for an ill relative. Many participants also find the emotional support that is essential during times of illness and stress.
Classes cover the following topics:
**Class and Support Group information provided by NAMI Ohio with permission.