Family Advocacy Program

This program provides support for family members, significant others, or caregivers of adults with a serious mental illness. The primary function of the Family Advocate Program is to assist family members in coping with the illness of their loved one through information, education, and support.  Family Advocate are themselves family members and are sensitive to the concerns of other families in the recovery process. 

 

The LINKS Center, Inc. is dedicated to supporting and educating family members and caregivers of those who have a mental illness.  Family members play an important role in the recovery process and have their own needs for support services.  The LINKS Center, Inc. provides education and training in the areas of advocacy and self care.

 

In keeping with our mission, our primary function is to provide support and assistance to parents and caregivers of loved ones living with emotional and behavioral health care needs. We offer help namely through support services.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program.  NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

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.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants

  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness

  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness

  • Meets weekly or monthly

  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended

  • Confidential

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.  

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. 

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