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Want help supporting your mentally ill family member?

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 1841 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta GA 30329  See map

Want help supporting your mentally ill family member?


NAMI can help


 Family-to-Family is a free 12- week course for family caregivers of individuals with serious mental illness. The course is taught by trained family members and focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


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  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders

  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence

  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery

  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness

  • Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques

  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse

  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services


 


Education Program Starts


Sunday, January 6, 2013


2:00pm-4:00pm


 


Location:


Wesley Woods Fuqua Late Life Depression Center


 


To sign up for the class:


Call Janice at 770-498-5992 or janicegreeneross@msn.com


www.namidekalb.com or find us on Facebook

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