Education

Education

NAMI-WCI seeks to eradicate stigmas and social stereotypes associated with mental illnesses through education and informational support programs. We want to empower your family with knowledge to cope with mental illnesses.

The loved ones of those suffering with mental illness face many unique challenges, including stigma, social stereotypes, and the unpredictability associated with loving someone with a mental illness. NAMI-WCI supports and enriches you and your family’s journey towards wellness with our Family-to-Family education class. This class meets weekly for 11 weeks, is offered free of charge, and is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives with mental illness.

Our Family to Family Education class teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. During this course, you will:

  • Attend with other adult family members just like you in a confidential setting.
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative.
  • Take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness.
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives.
  • Learn about the medication issues involved in mental illness and the latest treatment options.
  • Learn to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones.

Our trained peers have been there; they know what it’s like to love someone who suffers from mental illness. Family-to-Family will equip you to better understand and support your loved one while maintaining the well-being of you and your family. We want to help your family find peace and hope.

When: Weekly every Wednesday, September 5 - November 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m.


Where:
NAMI Lounge
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Room 1-902
Lafayette

Registration is required. If you are interested in taking the course, please call 765 423-6939 or email jmabbitt@nami-wci.org.

*The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program has been added to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices!

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Upcoming Events

  1. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    August 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  2. NAMI Walking Club

    August 20 @ 5:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.

NAMI-WCI

Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Address
1508 Tippecanoe Street
Lafayette IN 47904

  

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By jmabbitt | October 16, 2017

NAMI-WCI will be closed all day 10/26 and 10/27 to facilitate moving to first floor.  New office will be located at 1-906. Office hours will remain M-Th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Fri 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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