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Our Goals

FSTN is an all-volunteer non-professional support group of and for family members and close friends of persons with serious persistent mental illness (of any/all ages), especially persons living in Montgomery County.  Our goals are to: 
  1. Provide information about resources and services, including their points of entry, for persons with serious persistent mental illness and their families.
  2. Provide one-to-one and small group peer support to families with loved ones with serious persistent mental illness. 
  3. Provide semi-annual social activities for families and their loved ones with serious persistent mental illness. (Living in the midst of serious mental illness is extremely difficult for all involved; we believe it is vitally important to foster positive, fun experiences for all engaged in these difficult relationships.) 
In addition, we individually periodically undertake outreach and advocacy roles and bring that passion to the group for additional support.