The NAMI Family to Family Education Course is a beacon of hope for loved ones of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.  The curriculum is designed to empower participants.

Separate fact from fiction about mental illness;  learn that stigma has no place in our society.  Discover effective communication methods when your loved one is in crisis.  Determine how to love yourself and focus on how other family members feel as well.  Your ill family member will respond positively to your decreased stress and help rebuild your relationship as a result.

Become your loved ones' natural advocate in identifying and accessing appropriate treatment and rehabilitation resources.  Learn the language of mental health and law enforcement professionals for better results.   Feel the empowerment of connecting with others.  No longer will you feel the shame and guilt of hiding your loved ones' illness.

Register Now!  The class is FREE!   It begins Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

It will continue Every Wednesday Night until December 4.   The absolute deadline for enrollment is September 26, 2018, 3 weeks into the course.  

Contact Abbie Katz at 215-327-7940/ or  Margaret McDonald at 973-975-3492/

The course will take place at:

United Methodist Church of Absecon

100 Pitney Road, Absecon, NJ

Funded by NAMI New Jersey

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  • Starting Thursday, August 9th, 2018, repeated every day until Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — all day
  • Starting Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, repeated every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Absecon Methodist Church

100 Pitney Road
Absecon, 08201