NAMI offering six-week family-to-family education course

ROCHELLE — NAMI Sauk Area will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of adults diagnosed with serious mental illnesses.
The class will meet in Rochelle two nights each week for six weeks, starting on Aug. 20.
The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills for handling a crisis or relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and dealing with worry and stress of the care-givers.
The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional and the course will be taught by NAMI Sauk Area family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.
For more information, contact Tracy Brooks at 815-761-7654.

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