National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers free support classes

Do you struggle to understand and support loved ones living with mental illness, while maintaining your own well-being? Free upcoming classes offered by NAMI Southwest CT can help.

The Southwest CT affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers free classes designed to educate and inform loved ones and family of those living with mental illness.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Next session begins Saturday, Sept. 12, 9:15-11:30, Greenwich Hospital Conference Room, 5 Perryridge Road; contact & registration: Claudia: 203-428-6864.

Another session is offering beginning Monday, Sept. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Avenue, Stamford; contact & registration: Marietta: 203-329-8633 or Bob: 203-849-9573

Designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being, the course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions.

Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing.

The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

Hosted by the Southwest CT affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the classes are open to the public and free of charge. Please register in advnace. For information call the contacts above, or call NAMI Southwest CT at 203-388-1603 or visit namisg.info

NAMI is a national, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families. Check the website: www.namisouthwestct.com for more details.

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