Free course offers help for families of mentally ill

Free course offers help for families of mentally ill

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cape Cod and the Islands is once again offering its Family To Family Education course for Island family members of individuals with a serious mental illness. The free 12-week course, taught by trained family member volunteers, is intended to help families cope. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and others are covered, as well as medications and communication skills. Weekly classes begin on Wednesday, January 9, from 6:30 to 9 pm in Vineyard Haven and continue for 12 consecutive weeks through March 13. To register or for more information, call the NAMI CC&I office at 508-778-4277 or email info@namicapecod.org.