NAMI Four Seasons offers Family-to-Family education

Published 11:20 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014

Do you have a family member or friend who suffers from a mental illness?

Community members may want to attend the free Family-to-Family Education Program sponsored NAMI Four Seasons, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The classes will be in Tryon. Confidentiality is a hallmark of the program.

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This 12-session course provides participants with vital information; insight and understanding of loved ones suffering from these diseases. Many former participants describe the classes as life changing. A team of trained volunteer NAMI Four Seasons family members will teach the course.

Session topics include diagnosis, causes, coping with critical periods of the illness, biology of the brain, new research, medication review, communication skills, self-care in the family and many others. This education program is officially a best practice in the care and treatment of mental illness. Classes begin on March 3 and end on April 10 on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m.

Advanced registration is required. Call 888-955-6264 or

– article submitted by Leslie Huntley