NAMI Klamath will begin the free family-to-family education course in March.
This course (one 2 1/2-hour class each week for 12 weeks) is for relatives, spouses parents and other caregivers, siblings, grand parents, children of people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, clinical (major) depression, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, PTSD and others.
There will be no tests or homework assignments. The class is taught by trained family members of NAMI Klamath.
Classes begin Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class is completely free and comes with a huge binder of information as well as a crisis file.
Families need to know about these neurobiological disorders, their symptoms, medications, what the brain is doing, coping skills for the person and for the family and an understanding of what the ill family member is going through in order to know how to be the most helpful. Families of veterans and military are welcome.
Please register by March 4, 2019 to insure that we have plenty of supplies for everyone. To get more information about the class, our support groups, additional resources or to register for class, please call 541-885-4909.