This free, 12-week course is taught by trained NAMI family members who have personal experience caring for an adult loved one with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills family members and loved ones need to cope more effectively. Many describe the impact of this program as life changing.

Classes start every January, April, and September. Call 503.228.5692 to enroll, or for more information.

  • Attend with family members just like you in a confidential setting
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects a relative (covers schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, various anxiety disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder)
  • Take a look inside some of the latest brain research related to mental illness
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives
  • Discover the medications available and the latest treatment options
  • Learn to cope with the worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This program does not cover childhood mental health disorders (see NAMI Basics instead), alcoholism, criminal behavior, or sexual abuse in family


The next Family-to-Family class will be held:

Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm in NE Portland
January 13th – March 31st

More details provided upon registration.
Call 503.228.5692 or email

Classes fill up fast so register now!

Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
See Map
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm