NAMI Family-To-Family Classes

NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12-session educational program offered at no cost to family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

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

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical 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—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

What People are Saying

“Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed.”

“I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none.”

Sign up Now for one of these sessions...


When? August 30th - November 15th Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where? Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS 66224

To sign-up, contact: John Thompson at (816) 763-6169 or


When? August 30th - November 15th Every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:00

Where? Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 6301 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, KS 66202

To sign-up, contact: Doris Hamilton at (913) 648-5155 or


When? Fall Schedule TBD Every Monday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where? Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, KS 66211

To sign-up, contact: Emily Krier at (913) 744-1672 or



NAMI Partner Links

Johnson County Mental Health

Kansas Mental Health Coalition

...more partners to come!

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