12-week class is for caregivers of adults with mental illness

12-week class is for caregivers of adults with mental illness
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The course provides a broad perspective that will help parents, spouses, siblings and adult children better understand and support loved ones living with mental illness while taking care of their own needs.

                        

NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its Family-to-Family education program for the winter, beginning Jan. 12 from 9-11:30 a.m. at NAMI, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness.

The course provides a broad perspective that will help parents, spouses, siblings and adult children better understand and support loved ones living with mental illness while taking care of their own needs.

“NAMI offers help and hope to families. People who take the course describe it as life-changing,” said Helen Walkerly, executive director of NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties. “It is taught by trained family caregivers who themselves have loved ones living with mental illness. They know firsthand what families face.”

For more information or to register for the course, email Dawn Ross at info@namiwayneholmes.org or call 330-264-1590.

This course is beneficial for families of individuals with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or brain disorders.


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