The courses we offer from this site strive to give families a perspective on mental health issues that has traditionally been difficult to access. There are many places one can go to get an education about mental illness from a medical perspective/brain disease perspective. This is different.
The courses we offer look at the the mental health system from a critical perspective, and further, look at the causes and outcomes for people struggling with extreme states of distress that get labelled as “mental illnesses” with wide open minds, and broad holistic perspectives.
Our courses are purposely facilitated by people who have recovered from being labelled with a psychiatric disorder, and who have both personal and professional experience with mental health. Further, our courses are very interactive and rather than focusing mostly on “the other” have a strong focus on self-reflection, personal empowerment, and empathy building.
Families Healing Together connects families around the world in a shared purpose of broadening perspectives on mental health and emotional distress. We enrich each other’s lives through education, support and the healing power of community.
Families Healing Together believes mental health recovery is a deeply personal journey in which individuals and families move from despair to hope, from isolation to connection, and from despair to wellbeing. Available to everyone, recovery is a movement toward a self-directed, purposeful, healthy and satisfying life.