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Family to Family support group starting March 6

| March 1, 2017

ZANESVILLE – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family free 12-week course will begin Monday, March 6, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Zanesville.

Family to Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness.

This free 12-session course will start on Monday, March 6, and run weekly through Monday, May 22. All materials are provided.

The church is located at 830 Military Road in Zanesville (the church with the large cross on the hill behind Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue). Time is 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Interested persons should contact: NAMI Six County officers via the Quinn family at 740-452-2416 or Paul Quinn at [email protected]. You also can visit the NAMI Six County Facebook page or call Becky Allison 419-709-5838.

The Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness and provides information on:

  • Strategies related to care giving.
  • A wide range of mental illnesses, including co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • The impact of mental illness on the brain.
  • Current research on treatments – including medication, side effects, and evidence-based therapies.
  • The development of skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
  • Strategies for self-care including management of stress and emotional overload.
  • Locating appropriate local supports and services.

 

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