A free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.

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About Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program that is proven to significantly improve the coping and problem-solving abilities of parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children and significant others of people living with a mental health condition. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

The upcoming Family-to-Family classes will take place as follows:

NAMI Northeast Kingdom/NAMI Central Vermont – online
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
March 9–April 27, 2023

NAMI Greater Burlington Area  – in person
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
March 22–May 10, 2023
Location: Williston

About This Program

What You Will Gain

How to Register

NAMI Family-to-Family

What You Will Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
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Register for a Family-to-Family class or train to become a Family-to-Family Teacher.

For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at (800) 639-6480 or email[email protected]

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Need more information or guidance?

For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at (800) 639-6480 or email: [email protected]

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