National Alliance on Mental Illness To Offer Free Family-to-Family Course – by Brooke Gilmore – The Ark Valley Voice

National Alliance on Mental Illness To Offer Free Family-to-Family Course – by Brooke Gilmore – The Ark Valley Voice

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On Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 8 to May 27, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chaffee County will be offering a free, virtual Family-to-Family course. This eight-week course provides information and strategies for supporting a loved one with a mental health condition while helping participants maintain their own wellbeing. Participants will learn about the following:
  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

    NAMI Chaffee County logo (Photo Courtesy of Chaffee Resources)

This is an evidence-based program which means that the research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person living with a mental health condition.

This program is intended for family, friends, and significant others who have loved ones living with a mental health condition and is taught by trained peer facilitators who have personal experience with mental health conditions in their family.

To register or get more information, contact NAMI Chaffee County at info@namichaffee.org or by calling 970-823-4751.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Chaffee County is an affiliate of NAMI Colorado. NAMI Chaffee County volunteers work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support group programs for people in our community living with mental health condition and their loved ones.

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