I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

NAMI's Family to Family Class Now in Loganville, GA Starting Sept. 14th

The class will start on Monday, September 14th and run for 11 consecutive Mondays. (Classes 10 and 11 will be combined to keep the class from having to return on the Monday after Thanksgiving)

The class will start at 7:00 and end at 9:30 each Monday night. The doors to the class location will open at 6:30 and everyone must be out of the building by 10:00.

The class will be held in the upstairs classroom of the Dream Center of Walton & Gwinnett, which is located at 109 Lee Byrd Road, Loganville, Ga. 30052.

Brenda Vinson will be teaching this class and Alan McDaniel, president of NAMI Gwinnett, will assist her.

According to NAMI's (National Alliance for Mental Illness) website, here is the description of the class and its benefits:

Family to Family "Knowledge is Power": This is a free 12 week education course for family members, taught by NAMI-trained facilitators; it comes with a large notebook full of ways to help you understand and cope with your mentally ill loved one's disease.

A must for every family of a person with mental illness.

The course covers many topics such as:

Major brain disorders (including)
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective
Major Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Basics about the brain
Problem Solving Skills
Medication Review
Self Care
Communication Skills
Registration is required:
Contact Jean: 770-234-0855

This video explains the course's benefits and has many positive testimonies. It is about the Hispanic Outreach version, but it's benefits can also be applied to any Family to Family class.

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