Family support course, Family to Family
A free course for families is available in Houghton from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) Family and support people for individuals living with serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, can register for a free course from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The series of 12 sessions are structured to help caregivers and support people understand and support individuals while maintaining their own well-being. The course, designated an evidence based practice by SAMHSA, is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it is like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. Free classes run from February to April in Houghton. A schedule will be determined by the participants. Pre-Registration is required and is open now. Classes are for support people only. Call Bill or Barry Elizabeth Fink at 482-4632.