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Free Educational Programs
What Brings Individuals, Families & Friends to NAMI Jacksonville?
- Concerns about the behavior of those we love
- Concerns about suicidal thoughts or panic attacks
- Questions about what resources are available
- Concerns about whether or not we appropriately handle various situations involving our loved ones
Family to Family
Family-to-Family is a 12-week course that consists of a series of classes for family members of adults with serious and persistent mental illness as well as those whose behaviors suggest such a diagnosis. It is designed to help families face the challenges of brain disorders and find support, resources, and coping strategies. The course is provided free of charge.
We are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Family to Family class schedule
August 29 – November 14, 2017 (Tuesdays)
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Watson Realty/Avondale-Ortega Branch, 4194 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville FL 32210
August 21- November 13, 2017 (Mondays)
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Orange Park Medical Center
2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
August 15 – October 31, 2017 (Tuesdays)
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Winston YMCA, 221 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
If you’re interested in taking any of these classes, please contact our Helpline number (904-724-7782) or email us (NAMIJAX@comcast.net) and specify which location is best for you. You will be called by a Family to Family instructor in July to actually register for the class.
Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational class for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness and is taught by a trained team of individuals who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. The class is free of charge.
The classes are offered at various times and locations throughout the year.
For more information call 904-724-7782 or email us at NAMIJAX@comcast.net
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- MISSION STATEMENT -
The mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.
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To provide support for each other and share the experiences of having a loved one who has a mental illness
To provide input from family members when decisions are made about the care and treatment of loved ones and when decisions are made that affect the mental health care system in general