Do you have a family member or other loved one with a serious mental illness? Take NAMI's 12-session course, "Family-to-Family," in order to better understand your loved one's illness, to know the available treatments and resources, and to become an effective advocate, while maintaining your own well being. Mental health disorders covered in the course include Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders. Participants will learn effective communication skills, problem-solving techniques, and how to manage their own stress in the caregiving role. Classes will be held Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ. To register call Nancy at 973-875-5998 or Jeri at 973-214-0632. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. This nationally recognized course is free, provided by trained NAMI family caregiver volunteers who have "been there" themselves. For more information about the course, visit www.nami.org, the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
|Eligibility||Participants must be family members, close friends, or significant others who have a loved one with mental illness. Participants must be 18 or older.|
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Last Updated: 08/22/17