Coshocton Support Group moving to third Mondays

| January 8, 2016

COSHOCTON – The family education/support group meeting for the family members of those with a mentally ill loved one will be the third Monday of each month beginning in January. The group will meet Jan. 18 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Central Station Room in Coshocton Hospital, located at 1460 Orange Street, according to Paul Quinn, president of the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

The Coshocton group has generated significant interest and attendance since its first meeting in November.

“The enthusiastic reception for this meeting in Coshocton confirms our belief that there is a need for more programs in this geographic area,” said Quinn. “We thank John and Susan Border, Gwen Bordenkircher, and Joy Padgett for taking the initiative to make this support group happen. As family members, we need to know others have been there and that there is hope.”

NAMI Six County’s family education/support group meetings provide a warm and accepting setting in which everyone can openly share experiences without fear of criticism. Support group members share their advice based on personal experiences.

“We don’t have a magic bullet for solving problems,” Quinn said. “We’re just concerned family members. But the group can brainstorm for suggestions or resources. If we gather our collective experiences, we can often help provide some direction to resolve a nagging issue.”

No advance registration is necessary.

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