Education for Family & Friends


For Family & Loved Ones (Kent) at Christ Church 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm (523 S. State St., Dover)

For Family & Loved Ones (Sussex) at Crossroad Community Church every 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm (20684 State Forest Rd., Georgetown)

Discover: Family & Loved Ones

Discover: FLO is a free social and educational gathering to help provide increased support for family members and loves ones of individuals living with mental health conditions in the community.


Hope for Recovery

Hope for Recovery is a free, one-day interactive education workshop that provides families and individuals with information, hope and practical strategies for living with the complexities of mental illness. Come learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the mental health system and local resources.

Upcoming Classes:

Georgetown 3 Part Hope for Recovery

Class 1: Tuesday, September 24
Class 2: Wednesday, September 25
Class 3: Thursday, September 26

Each class will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Sun Behavioral
(21655 Biden Ave, Georgetown, DE 19947)

Pre-registration required.

For information, contact Jenn Ford (jford@namide.org or (302) 427-0787 ext. 116)


Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour presentation that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them, led by a trained presenter with lived experience. Topics include: understanding conditions & their paths to recovery, effective communication strategies, crisis preparation, community resources and more. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

Upcoming Presentations:

Wilmington
Tuesday, September 24th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Brandywine Hundred Library
1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

No registration required.

For more information, contact Jenn Ford (jford@namide.org or 302-427-0787 ext. 116)


Family-to-Family

Upcoming Classes:

Check back for Fall Opportunities!

Pre-registration required

Contact Jenn Ford (jford@namide.org or 302-427-0787 ext. 116)

The NAMI Family-to-Family education program is offered at no cost to family members and loved ones of people with Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Substance Use Problems, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder and more.12 sessions are structured to help family members and loved ones support and learn about their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. Teaching teams are trained volunteer family members who understand the issues involved in having a loved one with a serious mental health condition in the family. SAMHSA, in their Family Psychoeducation Workbook for Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors, stated:
“…NAMI has promulgated the message that families who have long been viewed as part of the problem should now be considered part of the solution as partners in supporting recovery.”