Course of­fers help with men­tal ill­ness

The Oklahoman - - NEWS -

A free 12-ses­sion ed­u­ca­tion program for fam­ily, part­ners, friends and sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers of adults liv­ing with men­tal ill­ness is be­ing of­fered by the National Al­liance on Men­tal Ill­ness.

NAMI Fam­ily-to-Fam­ily is taught by trained fam­ily mem­bers and in­cludes pre­sen­ta­tions, dis­cus­sion and in­ter­ac­tive ex­er­cises. Re­search shows that the program sig­nif­i­cantly im­proves the cop­ing and prob­lem-solv­ing abil­i­ties of the peo­ple clos­est to an in­di­vid­ual liv­ing with a men­tal health con­di­tion.

Classes begin at 6 p.m. Mon­day at Cross­ing Com­mu­nity Church, 14600 N Port­land Ave., Ok­la­homa City, and 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Nor­man North High School, 1800 Stubbe­man Ave. To regis­ter, call 405-408-0886 in Ok­la­homa City or 405-361-9667 in Nor­man.

A class will be of­fered in Stillwater be­gin­ning in Fe­bru­ary. For in­for­ma­tion, email LuAn­[email protected] hot­mail.com or call 405-742-2650.

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 4001 E 101st Street in Tulsa, will of­fer both af­ter­noon and evening classes be­gin­ning Feb. 4. To regis­ter, call NAMI Tulsa at 918-587-6264.

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