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Learn how NAMI can help

Belfast -

BELFAST, Maine — Do you or someone in your family suffer from a mental illness? Have you been looking for support as you try to help yourself or a loved one live with mental illness and its impact?

If so, you should plan to attend a workshop featuring the services and classes offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Education Center next to Waldo County General Hospital.

Anne Perschon, a NAMI volunteer, will discuss the classes, services and support groups sponsored by NAMI and how they can help make the lives of those with mental illness and their caregivers better.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the estimated 60 million Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Among the classes to be discussed on Jan. 31 and to be offered in the area this spring are Family to Family, a 12-week course to teach family members about mental illnesses and the various medications used for treatment, strategies for coping, and how to talk to someone who is in the throes of an episode. Without support, families often find themselves baffled, frustrated, demoralized and chaos can erupt. Talking with others who have faced similar situations can be helpful.

The second class is Peer-to-Peer, a 9-week course, for those who suffer from mental illness and would find it helpful to talk with others about how they deal with the symptoms of their illness.

For more information, call Toni at 930-6763.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Toni Mailloux

Telephone Number: (207)930-6763

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