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NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Will benefit parents, grandparents, spouses,

adult children, siblings, caretakers, and friends

of individuals living with:

 

Major Depression

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Anxiety and Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders

 

This 5 hour series of 6 weekly classes are structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being.   The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one or more of these brain disorders.  There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program.  Over 300,000 people in the U. S., Canada, Italy and Mexicohave completed this course.  We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. 

Topics covered include: Basics of brain biology and disorders, symptoms, critical periods, medications and how they work, problem solving, empathy, communications, and self-care.

When?  TBA

Where?  TBA

Call: 828-245-5089

or email:  pholland@wildblue.net

 

 

 

See link for more information about the course including an informative video:            

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Family-to-Family    

                                                                                                              

           For family members and caregivers only                

    Registration Required  

        Classes limited to 20 persons   


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