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National Alliance on Mental Illness to hold classes at NFMMC


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County is now accepting registrations for its Family-to-Family classes for Niagara Falls. This 12-week course helps family members be effective advocates for a loved one who is challenged by mental illness.

Niagara Fallsclasses will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and will run for 12 consecutive Tuesdays. They will be held at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Participants need to make every effort to attend all 12 sessions. There is no tuition fee for the class. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The Family-to-Family class covers a wide range of topics from diagnosis and medications tolegal and health system concerns, and how tosupport your loved one for the best possible outcomes, as well as wellness and stress management for caregivers.

Materials are provided and there is no cost to participants.

Topics include: illnesses; including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic/anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD – coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse – basic info about medications and working with treatment professionals – listening and communication techniques – problem-solving techniques – recover and rehabilitation – caregivers' self-care around worry and stress.

Contact NAMI Buffalo & Erie County at 716-226-6264 (NAMI)to register. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so registration is highly recommended as soon as possible.Family-to-Familyclasses are offered several times a year in various WNY locations. For more information, or toreceive notice of future class offerings, call 716-226-6264 or email namibuffalony@gmail.com.

Originally posted by Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine . Republished with permission.

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