As a trained Family-to-Family teacher, I have both witnessed and experienced the life-changing effect that sharing in knowledge with a group of people who know exactly what the experience of caring for an individual with mental illness is like can have. For me, it was remarkable how enlightening and freeing it was to externalize the thoughts and feelings that otherwise would have been so isolating and scary.
This aspect of NAMI’s Family-to-Family program is highlighted in a new video:
Have you been through the NAMI Family-to-Family program? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments.