Learn More About Mental Health Illness
The Union County chapter of NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness will once again be offering the Family to Family Education program beginning on Thursday, September 12, 2019. This is a free 11-week course structured to support caretakers of a loved one with a mental health illness. The F2F course is offered specifically to parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children and significant others of individuals with a mental health diagnosis. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who themselves have taken the course to support a family member.
In a confidential setting, participants will learn how to understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being. Over an 11-week period, class participants will learn about the clinical treatment of mental illnesses, the biology of the brain, medications, new research and communication skills to help with their loved one. They will, also learn, about the resources in Union County that are available to them and their loved one.
Thousands of families describe the program as “life-saving.” Many family members now involved in NAMI say that this course is the most significant service any individual/family can do for one self.
Classes will meet at St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Road, Clark. The course will be held on Thursdays from 7:00- 9:30 p.m. starting September 12 thru November 22, 2019. Registration is required prior to the beginning of the course. To register, call Pat at 732-382-0762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include F2F in the subject line. A F2F teacher will contact you before the first class.