NAMI Southwest CT, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer NAMI’s Family-to-Family program beginning Mon., Oct. 2 in Ridgefield.
NAMI Family-to-Family program is a free, 12-session education program for families, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The weekly course is open to families from Ridgefield and surrounding towns. It’s designed to help family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.
Participants will learn about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental-health conditions from trained teachers who also are family members who know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing.
The program will be held each Monday for 12 weeks, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at The First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, 103 Main St., Ridgefield, CT.