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posted: 8/15/2014 4:58 PM

NAMI Kane County North offers free mental illness education course

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Laurie Huske

NAMI Kane County North will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families, caregivers and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The 12-sessions start in Elgin on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and end on Dec. 13. The classes will take place in the auditorium at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, 77 N. Airlite St. in Elgin.

This free course will cover information about: schizophrenia; the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression); panic disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder; borderline personality disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.

The course will be taught by NAMI Kane County North family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.

Family-to-Family is an evidenced-based course offered at no cost. However, class size is limited to 25, so registration is required.

Call Laurie at (847) 695-7957 for information or to sign up.

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