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NAMI courses start Feb. 27
News Graphic - 1/25/2018
MEQUON - The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ozaukee County, in affiliation with United Way of Northern Ozaukee County, will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. NAMI Ozaukee will offer the Family-to-Family Education Program in Mequon for 12 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 27 and concluding May 15.
The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress. The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional, and the course will be taught by NAMI-Ozaukee family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.
The course is designed for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage (age 18 and 19) and adult children and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. This course is not appropriate for individuals who themselves suffer from one of the major mental illnesses.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education course is free. Class size is limited. For more information, view the website ,http://namiozaukee.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call NAMI Ozaukee at 262-243-3627. To register, phone or email the contact above.