NAMI Moore County’s 2015
Throughout our nation, millions of families struggle to cope with, and to care for, family members with serious mental illnesses. These caregivers not only need–they also deserve–care, concern and comfort themselves; especially if supportive measures are affordable and information offered is based on a firm foundation of scientific knowledge.
The Family-to-Family Course is so named because it represents outreach by veteran family members who bring to the classroom their experience, their empathy and their firsthand knowledge of care-giving. This signature course of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is singular in scope, supported by scientific literature, and shown to significantly improve the lives of participants. This superior program is recognized by having been listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs.
For the families of an estimated 5,000 men, women and children with serious mental illnesses living in Moore County, the Family-to-Family Course, which begins on 7 March, may soon prove to be a godsend!
- Meeting Times: Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
- Meeting Dates: Classes begin on the 7th of March and end on the 23rd of May. There is no class on the 2nd of May due to another NAMI-Activity (NAMI-Walks, Dorthea Dix Campus, Raleigh).
- Registration Phone Number: 910-246-6231
- Location: Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Road, Village of Pinehurst, NC 28370, 910-295-6848.
- Theme: The course aims to restore or raise the hopes of family members who may be burdened or exhausted caring for family members with serious mental illnesses.
First: “This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, [the most], helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers . . . It has helped me to understand better and to communicate more effectively with my brother.”
Second: “The course has helped me to realize that my son is still inside the body that is often times hidden by the mental illness and that I am not alone in this.”
- Cost: The course is free of charge, but enrollment may be limited.