The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 3,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family course will meet weekly on Mondays for 12 weeks. The course starts Sept. 10, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38460 Lincoln Trail, in North Branch. Registration is required; call Charles or Rachel at 651-492-8766.