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The NAMI Family-to-Family education program is a free, 8-session course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants.

More than 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program. Family-to-Family is a SAMHSA evidenced-based program.

Upcoming Virtual Class:

Family-To-Family Online Jan 2021

Days: Monday evenings

Dates: January 25 — March 15, 2021

Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

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This course was made possible by the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach.
For more information about our programs, please call (561) 588-3477.

NAMI Basics is a six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

This program is guided by parents and family members with lived experience, but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. The format provides strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

Learn more about NAMI Basics.


NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is a 1.5-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. These groups are designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness and are confidential. No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended.


Crisis Guide

When mental illness is present, the potential for crisis is never far from mind. Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel incredibly overwhelming. There’s the initial shock, followed by a flood of questions — the most prominent of which is: “What can we do?”

People experiencing mental illness — and the people who care for them — need information. However, that information is not always readily available and the search for answers may require more energy and persistence than possible in times of crisis.

“Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency” (Crisis Guide) provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.

For local resources, please contact the NAMI PBC Family Support Specialist at (561) 588-3477.
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Children and Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health’s Children and Mental Health booklet is now available online. This booklet on children’s mental health includes information on when to seek help, steps for parents, evaluation, treatment, choosing a mental health professional, working with a school, resources and clinical trials.

For local resources, please contact the NAMI PBC Family Support Specialist at (561) 588-3477.

First Episode Psychosis

Most people think of psychosis as a break with reality. In a way it is. Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions are often experienced as seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real or having strange, persistent thoughts, behaviors and emotions. While everyone’s experience is different, most people say psychosis is frightening and confusing.

Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, and it is more common than you may think. In the U.S., approximately 100,000 young people experience psychosis each year. As many as three in 100 people will have an episode at some point in their lives.

Early or first-episode psychosis (FEP) refers to when a person first shows signs of beginning to lose contact with reality. Acting quickly to connect a person with the right treatment during early psychosis or FEP can be life-changing and radically alter that person’s future. Don’t wait to take the first step and prepare yourself with information by reviewing these tip sheets:

What is early and First Episode Psychosis?

Early Psychosis: What’s Going On and What Can You Do?

Encouraging People to Seek Help for Early Psychosis

Early Intervention: Tips for School Staff and Coaches 


National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Resources:


For local resources, please contact the NAMI PBC Family Support Specialist at (561) 588-3477.



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