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Parent Class Starts in Skokie, Oct 21

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Fay Anderson

NAMI Basics for Parents: "Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child with Mental Health Issues," sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Cook County North Suburban, Tuesdays, Oct 21 -- Nov 25, 6:30-9:00 pm, at the NAMI CCNS office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. This is a free, six-week course for parents of children and adolescents dealing with mental health issues.

Trained family members discuss getting an accurate diagnosis, latest research, therapies, problem solving, crisis preparation, dealing with the school and juvenile justice systems, and transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

Diagnoses discussed include childhood bipolar disorder, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, ODD, and others. Parents who complete this course describe its impact as life changing. To register, call 847-716-2252.