EDUCATION AND LEARNING | HEALTH AND WELLNESS

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course

Posted March 07, 2013, at 1:57 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bangor , Maine

For more information: Lori; 942-3035

BANGOR, Maine — NAMI Bangor with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine will sponsor a free Family-to-Family Education Program designed for families of those diagnosed with mental illness. The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will be offered 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 11, in Bangor. For information or to enroll, call Lori at 942-3035 or email lgi56@yahoo.com.

The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders bipolar disorder and major depression, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses. In addition, 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 will be included. For information, contact Christine at the NAMI Maine office at 800-464-5767 or ccantybrooks@namimaine.org.

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