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Family to Family Education

The free 12 week course, NAMI’s Family to Family Education Program, is offered to family and friends of people with mental illness.

The course is taught by trained, experienced, family member volunteers.

Topics Include Evidence-Based Information About Major Mental Illnesses including:

  • Major Depression
  • Bi-Polar Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Information about commonly used psychiatric medications

Coping skills and crises management

Communication and listening techniques

Problem solving skills

Relapse and recovery information

Self-care around worry and stress


Please call the NAMI Marin office (415-444-0480) to sign up for the next class.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:30 pm  in San Rafael  Registration is required.

It’s never too early to register for an upcoming course before it’s full!

NAMI’s Family to Family Education Program Needs Your Support

Family to Family, NAMI’s flagship education program, was launched over twenty years ago. NAMI’s Family to Family education program is now an evidence-based practice, which means that the more than 200,000 graduates of F2F have participated in a program that truly works. Family to Family is available free of charge in communities across the country, offering help and hope to millions of families affected by mental illness. Your generous donation will help ensure all instruction and course materials are provided to class participants at no cost. The 12-week course is taught by trained family members who have first-hand experience in living with and caring for individuals with mental illness. Show your appreciation and support for this lifesaving, evidence-based program by donating to NAMI Marin today.