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Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. The course is taught by trained family members, and all instruction and course materials are free to class participants. More than 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program. The course includes:

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders, as well as information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the experience of a person with mental illness, including workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques, as well as strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • A focus on care for the caregiver, including coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload; guidance on finding appropriate supports and services within the community; and information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.

Family to Family Courses

NAMI St. Louis – Troy Register here
(Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.)
Dates: Mon., August 26 – Mon., October 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Evangelical Presbyterian in Christ Church (EPIC), 651 Boone Street, Troy
Contact 636-940-1440 or register online at namistl.org
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NAMI St. Louis – Hazelwood Register here
Dates: Mondays, Aug. 26 – Oct. 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Please note new time)
Location: Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042
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NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis Register here
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 28 – Nov. 13, 2019 (Please note new dates)
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Diversified Health & Wellness, 11042 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

NAMI St. Louis – St. Charles Register here    
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug.28 – Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: St. Charles Engineering & Surveying, Inc., 801 S. Fifth Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
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NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis  Register here
Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 29 Nov. 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: First Congregational Church (Wydown Entrance), 6501 Wydown, St. Louis
Questions? Contact 324-962-4760 | info@namistl.org Download Flyer
Contact 636-940-1440 or register online at namistl.org.
Liberty – Register here
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept.  3 – Nov. 19, 2019

Time:
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce Conf. (Room 1170) W Kansas St., Liberty, MO
Notes: 
Registration is required for this free weekly course.

Questions? Contact Natalie @ 816-792-5047 or via email at natobannon@juno.com
Course Flyer:
(click to view or downloa
d): 2019 FTF Flyer – Liberty
Contact 573-634-7727 or email sonya@namimissouri.org.
Kansas City – Register here
Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 3 –
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 NE 83rd St. Kansas City, Mo 
Notes: Registration is required for this free course.
Questions? Contact Bob @ 816-419-9669 or via email at
FTFNorth@gmail.com.
Course Flyer:Kansas City Family to Family Fall 2019

Contact 573-634-7727 or email sonya@namimissouri.org.
NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis  Register here
(Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.)
Dates: Tuesday, September 3 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Hyland Education Center – HETC, 10020 Kennerly Road, St. Louis Download Flyer
Contact 636-940-1440 or register online at namistl.org

NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis Cancelled
(Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.)
Dates: Wednesday, September 4 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Mercy Behavioral Health (Cafeteria), 12125 Conway Road, St. Louis Download Flyer
Contact 636-940-1440 or register online at namistl.org


Teacher Training

2019 Family To Family Teacher Training – Cancelled

Start date/ time: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
End date/ time: Sunday, July 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019
To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri 2019 FTF Teacher Training Application.
For more information: Visit the event page.
There may be additional training opportunities for individuals living in the St. Louis area. If you would like to check with NAMI St. Louis about availability for an upcoming NAMI St. Louis teacher training, call 314-962-4670 or email info@namistl.org.

2018 Family To Family Teacher Training – Completed
Start date/ time: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am
End date/ time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
To apply: Complete the Family to Family Teacher Training Application
For more information: Visit the event page.

Recent/ Past Courses

Past (2019) NAMI Missouri Statewide Family to Family courses

Kansas City – Registration closed
Dates: Tuesday, June 4 – Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Research Psychiatric Center, 2323 E 63rd St. Kansas City, Mo 64130
Notes: Registration is required for this free course.
Questions? Contact Cathy Simonds @ 816-786-5213 or via email at simondscat@gmail.com.
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Kansas City FTF Spring 2019

Joplin – Registration closed
Dates: Saturday, February 23 – Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 North St. Louis Ave., Joplin, MO 64801
Questions? Contact NAMI Joplin at 417-781-6462 or via email at namijoplin@cable1.net

Springfield – Registration closed
Dates: Saturday, March 30 – Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Macedonia Baptist Church, 3110 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807
Questions? Contact NAMI Southwest Missouri at 417-864-7119 or via email at nami@namiswmo.com.
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Flyer – Springfield FTF Spring 2019

Cape Girardeau Registration closed
Dates: Thursday, May 2 – Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: St. James AME, 516 North St., Cape Girardeau
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Flyer – Cape Girardeau FTF Spring 2019


Past (2019) NAMI St. Louis Family to Family courses

NAMI St. Louis – Creve Coeur (Registration closed)
Wed. Jan. 2 – Wed. March 20 @ 6:30-9pm
Mercy Behavioral Health, 12125 Conway Road, Creve Coeur

NAMI St. Louis – Wentzville Register here 
Tues. Jan. 8 – Tues. March 26 @ 6:30-9pm
New Creation Presbyt. Church, 5 W Pearce Blvd., Wentzville

NAMI St. Louis – Festus (Jefferson Co.) Register here 
Tues. Jan. 22 – Tues. April 9 @ @ 6:30-9pm
Mercy Jefferson Hospital Rm. C&D 1400 US-61, Festus

NAMI St. Louis – Sappington Register here 
Mon. Jan. 21 – Mon. April 8 @ 6:30-9pm
Hyland – HETC, 10020 Kennerly Rd, STL

NAMI St. Louis – St. Peters (St. Charles Co.) Register here 
Mon. Jan. 28 – Mon. April 15 @ 7- 9:30pm
Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters

NAMI St. Louis – Kirkwood Register here 
Mon. Feb. 18 – Mon. May 6 @ 6:30-9pm
Diversified Health & Wellness Center, 11042 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood

NAMI St. Louis – Hazelwood Register here 
Wed. Feb. 20 – Wed. May 8 @ 6:30-9pm
Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Rd, Hazelwood

NAMI St. Louis – Clayton Register here 
Thurs. Feb.21 – Thurs. May 9 @ 7-9:30pm
1st Cong. Church – 1st Floor Parlor, 6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton

NAMI St. Louis – Elsberry (Lincoln Co.) Register here 
Mon. Feb. 25 – Mon. May 13 @ 7-9:30pm
The Armory, 105 South 3rd Street, Elsberry

NAMI St. Louis – Normandy Registration closed.
Mon. March 4 – Mon. May 20 @ 6:30-9pm
Murchison Tabernacle CME Church,7629 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis


Past (2018) NAMI Missouri Family to Family courses

Belton –Registration closed
Start Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
End Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Number of  sessions: 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: LifeQuest Church, 1400 N. Scott Ave., Belton, Mo
Farmington – Registration closed
Start Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Number of  sessions: 12
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Life Center for Independent Living, 725 Karsch Blvd., Farmington, Mo 

Kansas City – Registration closed
Start Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
End Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Research Psychiatric Center, 2323 E 63rd Street, Kansas City 64130
To register, email Cathy Simonds at simondscat@gmail.com.

Ashland (serving Jefferson City & Columbia) Registration closed
Start Date: Tuesday,  Aug. 28, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, Tues. Nov. 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Masonic Lodge, 215 E. Broadway, Ashland

Kansas City (Registration closed) 
Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Tri-County Mental Health, 3100 NE 83rd Street, Kansas City 64119
Notes: To register, contact Bob at (816) 419-9669 or by email to FTFnorth@gmail.com

Lee’s Summit (Registration closed)
Start Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
End Date:  Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: ReDiscover, 901 Independence Avenue, Lees Summit, MO 64086
Notes: To register, contact Frank Bair at 816-763-9320 or by email

Past (2018) NAMI St. Louis Family to Family courses

St. Louis -Registration closed |Registro cerrado
Family to Family in Spanish | Familia a Familia en Español
Start Date: Wed., May 16, 2018 | Fecha de inicio: miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018
End Date:  Wed., August 1, 2018 | Fecha de finalización: miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018
Time/ Hora: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Location/ Ubicación: Our Lady of Guadalupe,17 Hawkesbury Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121
Note:This free course will run for 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings.
Nota: Este curso gratuito durará 12 noches consecutivas de miércoles.
For more information/ Para mas informacion contacte:
Leslie Hernandez, 314-537-3798, hdez39@yahoo.com / Rafael Hernandez, 314-229-6993, guania46@yahoo.com

St. Louis – North County (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date:  Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: New Horizon Christian Church, 206 Emerling Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121

Festus (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018
End Date:  Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Mercy Hospital Jefferson (Conference Room C) 1400 US-61, Festus, MO 63028

St. Louis (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Hyland Center,HETC Conference Room, 10020 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128

St. Peters (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Rd, St Peters

Kirkwood (NAMI St. Louis course)Register here 
Start Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Diversified Health & Wellness, 11042 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood

Hazelwood (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018
End Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042

Ladue/ Clayton (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018

End Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Clayton Behavioral (Lower Level) 9890 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124

Elsberry (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018

End Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Armory, 105 S. 3rd St., Elsberry, MO 63343

Clayton (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
End Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: First Congregational Church (1st Floor Parlor),6501 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, MO 63105

Creve Coeur (NAMI St. Louis course) Registration closed
Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Mercy Hospital Behavioral Health (Cafeteria), 12125 Conway Rd, Creve Coeur


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