NAMI Nebraska Family to Family

Omaha Gives for NAMI Nebraska
Why should you donate to NAMI Nebraska?
  • We serve thousands of people throughout all of Nebraska.
  • We run support groups and educational classes.
  • We advocate for better mental health policies at the state level.
  • We give educational talks to crush the stigma.
  • We connect anyone who needs it to mental health care resources in their area.

NAMI Family to Family

This 12 week course is for families and friends of individuals with brain disorders called mental illness. The course is instructed by trained family members who have lived the experiences of those taking the course. Many family members describe the impact of this program as life changing. Join the thousands of families just like yours who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment.
  • Family responses to the trauma of mental illness
  • Schizophrenia, major depression and mania: diagnosis and dealing with critical periods
  • The biology of the brain: emerging scientific discoveries
  • Depression and bipolar subtypes; panic disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); borderline personality disorder; co-occurring brain and addictive disorders
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Self-care; relative group testimony
  • Rehabilitation, services available
  • Advocacy: fighting stigma
  • Celebration and certification ceremony

 

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Winter 2018

Free course for family members, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illnesses/brain disorders

A series of 12 classes (1 session weekly) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Includes information about mental illnesses, medications, coping, resources, problem-solving, empathy, and family communication. These courses are sponsored by NAMI Omaha with assistance for materials from Region 6 Behavioral Health Services.  

Thursdays, January 11 through March 29, 5:30 -8:30 pm at

Community Alliance, 41st and Leavenworth.  

Please register by January 3, 2018.  

Call Linda Jensen at 402-517-5772 or NAMI Nebraska at 402-345-8101, or e-mail [email protected]

EACH COURSE IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.

If Omaha Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, NAMI classes & support groups will not meet.  

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