Family education program to start |

Family education program to start

The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Nevada County will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. The 12-week series starts Aug. 22.

The course will cover information about schizophrenia, mood disorders, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.

The course is designed for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, and friends of people with severe and persistent illness. The course is not appropriate for individuals who suffer from these illnesses.

The course is free. For more information or to register, call Donna DeMent at 432-4468 or Carol Miller at 272-2311.

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