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Summer 2015 – Family to Family Education Programs

Do You Have a Family Member with Mental Illness?

NAMI Cook County North Suburban Offers Free  

Family to Family Education Programs

Education and Support for Families who have
adult relatives with serious mental illness.

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and close friends of adults with  mental illness.

This course is taught by trained volunteer family members     who are experienced in caring for a loved one with serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

Many family members describe this experience as lifechanging.  Join the thousands of families, just like yours, who have gained information, understanding, and support.

 Family to Family participants:

>  Learn about family responses to the trauma of mental illness

>  Receive current information on serious mental illnesses

Learn about symptoms, medications and side effects

>  Practice problem-solving skills and communication techniques

Develop strategies for handling crises and relapses

Review local community resources and supports

Focus on self-care and coping with stress

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Summer 2015

   Tuesday evenings,    June 9 – August 25,  

 6:30-9:00 pm,  at the NAMI office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  please call 847-716-2252

Commitment to attend the 12 classes is required

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