The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a basic education program in Rantoul and a new support group in Tuscola.
The free, six-week basic education program is for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illnesses, and free child care is available. It will be offered on Friday evenings, beginning Feb. 7, from 6:30-9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Century Blvd., Rantoul.
Register by Jan. 31 by calling instructors Violet and Troy Wheat at 217-893-2572.
A new free NAMI family support group will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month, starting Jan. 23, from 7-9 p.m. at Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 N. Prairie, Tuscola.
More information is at http://www.namichampaign.org.
Classes will cover coping skills, medication use, communication skills, problem solving and record keeping and information about a variety of mental disorders, according to NAMI.