Upcoming Events

Family to Family
Classes will begin on February 16th, 2017 

12 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Winchester, MA

A FREE education class for family and friends of individuals affected with mental health issues

The Family-To-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for family care-givers and friends of individuals affected with a serious brain disorder, i.e. mental illness. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. The Family-to-Family curriculum utilizes a variety of teaching techniques and includes a broad range of topics:

  • Information about Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Coping skills, handling crisis and relapse
  • Listening and communication techniques
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation
  • Understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports
  • Advocacy; getting better services, fighting discrimination and stigma

Please contact:   Janet Hodges  at   781-761-5287   •   jhodges@edinburgcenter.org

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Concerned or caring for a family member with a mental illness?
Stressed, worried, and unsure about how to help a loved one? You are not alone!

NAMI Family Support Group

sponsored by NAMI Central Middlesex & The Edinburg Center

Meetings are held the First and Third Tuesdays of each month
from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Brookhaven of Lexington, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

  • There are many benefits of joining a support group. You make connections with people that share the same lived experience and you feel less isolated. Coping may be the hardest thing to do and support groups are designed to improve your coping skills by sharing past experiences with other family members.
  • Support groups are all about finding hope! Watching others make strides in their lives motivates you to pursue the same confidence and support that is available to you through this support group!
  • It can be extremely helpful to share your coping strategies with others and to get more information about the illnesses and other resources.

For questions contact:   Janet Hodges  at   781-761-5287   •   jhodges@edinburgcenter.org