NAMI Family-to-Family

The Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course taught by nationally trained family members for family, friends, and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness to assist them in coping and problem solving. Participants receive updated information about illnesses of the brain, treatment options, coping skills, and the power of advocacy. Those who take the NAMI course are better equipped to work with their family member or friend and the mental health system in seeking and obtaining help.

NAMI Pinellas is currently offering two free, 12-week Family-to-Family courses, open to Family members/loved-ones of individuals living with a mental health condition on the following upcoming dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, September 5th @ 6:00 p.m., Centre of Palm Harbor 1500-16th. Street Palm Harbor, FL 34683
  • Tuesday,  September 26th @ 6:00 p.m., Northwest Church of Christ  6355-38th Ave. No. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

If you would like to sign up for any future Family-to-Family courses, please contact Phyllis Beede, Vice President, and Family-to-Family Teacher/Trainer at 727-791-3434 or email to pre-register for this course.  Limited spots are available.


Have you already taken a Family-to-Family class and have a passion to share what you learned with others?  If you are interested in being trained as a Family-to-Family Teacher and would be available to volunteer three hours a week for 12 weeks annually to co-facilitate a class, then please contact Phyllis Beede at 727-791-3434 or email for more information on this three day training opportunity. 

Family-to-Family Teacher training is scheduled to take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 19th through the 21st  of 2018.

Family-to-Family Teacher Training Class Graduates of January 2015!


Meet NAMI Pinellas’ most recent Family-to-Family Teacher Training graduating class of January 25th, 2015! They are an eager group of teachers ready to bring the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program to their community of family members and loved-ones of individuals living with mental illness. We are proud to say that 6 of these graduates were from Pinellas County alone and 8 others from neighboring affiliates! NAMI Pinellas is excited to keep the mission of NAMI alive in our community through the work of our many dedicated volunteers.