Upcoming NAMI Family & Friends / Family-to-Family Classes

Our teachers at NAMI Big Island are offering more classes via Zoom. These are free, state-wide virtual classes, but you must register with us via email.

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 2-day seminar for people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. You will learn about treatment, communication, crisis strategies, and where to find community resources.

September 11 (Part 1) & 18 (Part 2) 10 a.m. to 12 noon

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. You must register by phone or email to attend this class.

Register: email info@namihawaii.org with your name, phone number, relationship w/ family member + their diagnosis

For people who want to further their learning:

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

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

Classes are currently underway; email us to be added to the waitlist for the next session

Register: email info@namihawaii.org with your name, phone number, relationship w/ family member + their diagnosis

More classes are planned to be held throughout the year, please check our programs page for tentative dates, or contact us via email.