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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 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 (statewide)

For NAMI Family to Family courses throughout the State of Missouri (except in the St. Louis area), contact 573-634-7727 or email sonya@namimissouri.org.

Joplin – Register here
Start Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
End Date:  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
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 6-session course, which meets on Saturdays.
Questions? Contact NAMI Joplin at 417-781-6462 or via email at namijoplin@cable1.net

Family to Family Courses (NAMI St. Louis)

For NAMI St. Louis Family to Family courses, contact 636-940-1440 or jjohnston@namistl.org or register online at namistl.org.

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
8 W Pearce Blvd., Wentzville
5 W Pearce Blvd., Wentzville (Please note new address)

NAMI St. Louis – Festus (Jefferson Co.) Register here 
Tues. Jan. 15 – Tues. April 2 @ 6:30-9pm
Tues. Jan. 22 – Tues. April 9 @ @ 6:30-9pm (Please note new start date)
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 Register here 
Mon. March 4 – Mon. May 20 @ 6:30-9pm
Murchison Tabernacle CME Church
7629 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis


Teacher Training (advanced)

The next NAMI Missouri Family to Family teacher training is being planned for Summer 2019.  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.

2019 Family To Family Teacher Training

Start date/ time: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
End date/ time 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 Family to Family Teacher Training Application
For more information: Visit the event page.

Recent/ Past Courses

Statewide

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
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 11 consecutive Tuesday evenings, with the last two sessions condensed into one evening.

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: Class meets on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration is required for this free, 12-session course. To register, contact Bob at (816) 419-9669 or by email to FTFnorth@gmail.comIn your email please include the following information: your first and last name, phone number, address (including city, state and zip), and where you learned about this course, as well as a brief description of your loved one’s diagnosis or condition and approximate age. 

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: Class meets on Monday evenings. Registration is required for this free, 12-session course. To register, contact Frank Bair at 816-763-9320 or by emailIn your email please include the following information: your first and last name, phone number, address (including city, state and zip), and where you learned about this course, as well as a brief description of your loved one’s diagnosis or condition and approximate age. 

St. Louis area Family to Family courses (NAMI St. Louis) 

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
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Monday evenings. The registration link redirects you to the NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

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
Note: Class meets on Monday evenings for 12 weeks. No class on Labor Day. The registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

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
Note: Free class meets on Monday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

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
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Monday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

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
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Tuesday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

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
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

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
Note: Free class meets on Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

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
Note: Free class meets on Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

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
Note: Free class meets on Thursday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Creve Coeur (NAMI St. Louis course) Registration full (Course registration has reached capacity)
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, MO 63141
Note: Free class meets on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Statewide

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
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 12-session course. To register, email Cathy Simonds at simondscat@gmail.com.

NAMI St. Louis 

St. Louis –Registration closed |Registro cerrado
Family to Family in Spanish | Familia a Familia en Español
Start Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Fecha de inicio: miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018
End Date:  Wednesday, 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

Statewide
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
Notes: This free, 12-session course runs for 12 consecutive Mondays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
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 
Notes: This free, 12-session course runs for 12 consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Recent/ Past Teacher Training (advanced)

2018 Family To Family Teacher Training – Completed

Start date/ time: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am
End date/ time Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri Family to Family Teacher Training Application
For more information: Visit the event page.

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