Where do family members turn when they are faced with the problems and heartaches that come from dealing with a mental illness in a loved one on a daily basis? The NAMI Family-to-Family program, a much acclaimed, free 12-session program for relatives and friends of individuals challenged by mental illness, will be offered in Franklin on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NAMI Appalachian South, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, this course provides up-to-date information about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, panic disorder, anxiety and other mental illnesses. The course has the dual focus of education, and understanding the experience of living with mental illness. It encompasses such topics as how the brain and medications work, early signs of relapse, communications, local resources and self care.