Monday, March 7, 2011

Free NAMI Classes offered in Salt Lake Area this Spring

NAMI is offering a BASICS and PROGRESSION series of classes Spring 2011.
BASICS is a FREE 6-week course covering the fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness. This class is taught by trained individuals who have personal experience in living with a hild who has a mental illness. Subjects covered include:
• It’s not your fault – mental illnesses are brain disorders
• The biology of mental illness and how to get an accurate diagnosis
• Treatment options
• Communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation and response, relapse planning, handling challenging behavior, impact on family members
• Record keeping and resources

PROGRESSION is a FREE 6-week education course for youth ages 15-21 who are living with mental illness. Subjects covered include:
• You are not alone!
• Mental illness – symptoms and treatment
• Recovery and roadblocks; crisis planning
• Tools for improving self-esteem, communication, whole body care
• Looking forward to the future
• Self-advocacy
Thursdays, March 17-April 21 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Valley Mental Health, 5965 S. 900 E.
- OR -
Wednesdays, March 30-May 4
6:30- 9 p.m., University Healthcare Bldg.
650 S. Komas Drive (off Wakara Way)

 For information on upcoming class sessions or to register for any NAMI classes, please call the NAMI State Office at 801-323-9900.

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