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NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Classes

Date(s):

Thursday, January 09, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time:

5:15pm to 7:30pm

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Description:

This NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a FREE, 12-week course for families and close friends of individuals with brain disorders called mental illness. This course is taught by a trained representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org). Course topics covered include the following:

  • Current evidence-based research findings about severe mental illnesses,
  • Family responses to the trauma of mental illness,
  • Diagnosis, symptoms and medication overview,
  • Listening and Communication Techniques,
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crisis and relapse,
  • Focusing on care for the caregiver,
  • Coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload,
  • Guidance on locating appropriate support services within the Westside Los Angeles community, and
  • Advocacy initiatives for fighting stigmas.

Classes are Thursdays beginning January 09, 2014 to March 27, 2014 from 5:15 PM until 7:30 PM. PRIOR REGISTERATION REQUIRED.  To register, please contact Ms. Rosina Ehrlich at 310-889-7200, or by Email:rosina@namila.org. For ADA Accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.    

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