NAMI offers a series of courses on bipolar disorder that can be helpful. In particular the Family to Family twelve-week course is outstanding, and to date has graduated over one hundred thousand family members.
It’s free, and the instructors are well trained, often bringing in area experts as various topics are covered. The information provided in the Family to Family course is kept up to date, and the focus is on getting people the practical information they need about everything from medications to handling a crisis to finding providers in the community.
Information on where and when these courses are held is available through the NAMI website, www.nami.org.