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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.

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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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