NAMI Family to Family

TCHNetwork offers National Alliance for Mental Illnesses (NAMI) Family-to-Family, a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.

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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.

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

What You’ll 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

Crisis Resources

  • Emergency: 911
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
  • Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.netTransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org – 877-565-8860
  • Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com
  • Who to Contact 

    For more information regarding teletherapy services and scheduling please reach out to the follow contacts: 

    TCHNetwork Main Office 970.708. 7096 or Email: info@tchnetwork.org 

    Julia Johnston, School Based Program Coordinator, Cell: 913. 221.9238 Email: coord-pc@tchnetwork.org 

    Paul Reich, Behavioral Health Manager, Cell 970.708.1012 Email: pmbh@tchnetwork.org

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