Announcing Free NAMI Family to Family Courses starting this fall in Everett and Edmonds
NAMI will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. The 12 evening sessions start in Edmonds on October 3rd, and in Everett on Thursday, September 8.
The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 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 family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.
“This course is a wonderful experience!” says instructor Karen Schilde, “It balances basic education and skill-training with emotional support, coping strategies and empowerment. We hope families with relatives who have a serious mental illness will take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult sons and daughters, partners, and significant others who are caregivers of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The course is not appropriate for individuals who themselves have a major mental illness.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is free. For more information or to register, call NAMI Snohomish 425-339-3620 or contact at email@example.com. Registration required.
LINK for more information : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osN2YiNbRrw
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