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Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness - Alger/Marquette at Baraga Place Conference Room, Marquette MI

Feb 13 2018
May 01 2018

A class for families, friends and partners of individuals living with mental illness.

The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness; increase coping skills; and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.  This program was designed as an evidence-based program by SAMSHA.  Classes meet every Tuesday for 12 weeks, 6-8:30pm, and are FREE, educational, supportive, and completely confidential.


Free admission.

Please call to register for the classes by February 12th; however, we will accept new class members until February 26th. For further information or to register, contact Louise Wilcox (906-235-0231), Cindy Bertucci (906-360-7107), or Niki Richardson (906-458-1547).

Contact: 906-360-7107



Additional time info:

The course will cover a broad range of topics, including information about Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD.

This will be the 12th time this class has been offered in our area and is presented by trained educators. To date more than 150,000 family members in 48 states across the country have completed the course.

The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, significant others and friends of people with a mental illness. This course also helps people understand that this is an illness and not something they can just “deal with it, shape up” as most times they just have no control over their actions.

Responses from previous family members who took the class are: “I feel the course has saved my family”, “I no longer blame myself for my child’s illness.” “This course has given me a broader understanding of the diagnosis and more comfort in speaking about this to others.”

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Baraga Place Conference Room

123 West Baraga, Marquette, MI 49855

Google Map of 123 West Baraga, Marquette, MI 49855


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