Support group to meet at Coshocton Hospital

| February 10, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton family education/support group is proceeding with its monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month. The next meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Coshocton Hospital, 1460 Orange St.

Those participating in the Coshocton meeting have shared experiences and concerns regarding a variety of issues including addiction, guardianship, suicide, anxiety, socialization, violence, isolation, denial, and guilt. Some group members at the January meeting raised concerns about loved ones at risk for suicide.

NAMI Six County President Paul Quinn reminded family members that one of the least noticed or expected warning signs for depression is sudden happiness following depression, according to information provided by the Muskingum County Suicide Prevention Coalition. That happiness is because the individual has identified a solution (suicide) to their problems, although it is not the desired solution.

Coshocton family members John and Susan Border, Gwen Bordenkircher, and Joy Padgett have led efforts in establishing this group for family members of those with brain disorders. NAMI Six County’s 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. Join us for cookies, coffee and valuable discussion.

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