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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.
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).
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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.”
123 West Baraga, Marquette, MI 49855