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The FREE, 12-week course is taught by trained NAMI members who have lived with this experience and offers education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness.
The course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.
- Attend with other family members just like you in a confidential setting.
- Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative.
- Take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness.
- Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives.
- Learn about the mental illness medications available the latest treatment options.
- Learn to cope with worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones.
Many describe the impact of this program as life changing. Join the over 150,000 individuals just like you, who have gained information, insight, understanding, and empowerment!
Classes fill up quickly so contact:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 to Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sign up online at www.namitoledo.org or call Anita at (419)243-1119 ext. 25
Veterans are special in many ways. They are heroes, warriors, moms, dads, brothers and sisters. But most importantly, they are human. They face many of the same emotional struggles and issues as those who have never served, but carry much more diverse baggage that remains unseen. Holidays are stressful for many us who do not struggle with the same issues as veterans. Although many of the signals are common, the mental and emotional burden veterans’ face can be insurmountable. Crisis lines are available to assist the vet with their particular range and various scopes of struggle. Recognizing these signs in your loved one or by the vet themselves knowing something is “not right”, outreach programs are a valuable resource before the depressive things manifest into “dangerous” outcomes for the vet and the family as well. [Read more…]